With living costs rising all the time, everyone is looking for ways to save some money. However, there are some areas where a saving could be a false economy – and a fire risk.
Let’s all #SaveSafely and make positive changes that help our finances but don’t put our families and homes in danger. Follow the links below for more information.
- Energy saving tips
- Cooking safely
- Staying warm safely
- Staying safe when cutting costs
- Cutting the costs of driving
- Signposting to financial help
Before you head off to bed, some simple fire safety checks can save your life – and some of them will save some energy as well. The routine will only add a couple of minutes to your day, but will significantly reduce your risk of a fire.
Whatever your situation, please make sure you have working smoke alarms on every level of your home. We offer free Safe & Well advice, which can include a home visit and the provision of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
To request this for yourself, a family member or a vulnerable person, please call us FREE on 0800 038 2323 (leave a message and someone will call you back) or visit www.dwfire.org.uk/safe-and-well-visits
We also have advice on areas where you shouldn’t try to cut costs if you own or run a business – see Keeping your business safe.
The charity Electrical Safety First has advice on its website for areas including heating, running appliances, shopping online and more – click here for more.
There’s also lots of advice on being ready for the winter at www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/weatherready