Outdoor fire safety
Fire safety should be taken into consideration where ever you are, so it shouldn’t be forgotten about when you are outdoors. See below our helpful tips and facts to help you keep safe whilst enjoying the great outdoors.
Our Outdoor fire safety tips
- Avoid open fires in the countryside. Always have them in safe designated areas.
- Don’t leave bottles or glass in woodlands. Sunlight shining through glass can start a fire. Take them home or put them in a waste recycling bin
- If you see a fire in the countryside report It immediately
- Never throw cigarette ends out of a car window, they could start a fire and ruin surrounding countryside
- Talk to your children about the dangers of starting fires outside
- Ensure cigarettes and other smoking materials are completely out before disposing of them
- Don’t drink too much alcohol if you are in charge of the barbecue
- Never use petrol or paraffin to start or revive your barbecue, use only recognised lighters or starter fuels on cold coals
- Empty ashes from the barbecue onto bare garden soil, not into dustbins or wheelie bins. If they’re hot, they can melt the plastic and cause a fire
- In the countryside or public park areas, only use disposable barbecues where there are specially designated areas and carefully follow the safety guidance
- Don’t attempt to tackle fires that can’t be put out with a bucket of water – leave the area as soon as possible
Did you know
- In England on average 27,000 fires are stayed on grass, health land and moorland every year/ this is an average of 73 fires every day!!
- On average 360 fires per year occur in caravans
- 50,000 fires occur in refuse and rubbish containers (including wheelie bins and skips) each year.
If you need anymore advice on outdoor fire safety or anything related to fire safety then feel free to contact us today.