Health and Safety: being aware and staying safe


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This month we have two important weeks where we will be highlighting key advice on keeping you and your neighbours safe.

Gas Safety Week

This week between the 11th – 17th September is Gas Safety Week, an annual event co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, dedicated to gas appliances, personal safety and the maintenance of gas appliances.

You can read more about the campaign by clicking here.

Fire Door Safety Week

On 25th September it is Fire Door Safety Week, and we will be highlighting the importance of being vigilant around reporting repairs, keeping evacuation routes clear and general awareness around electrical safety.

Electrical safety is really important, particularly with big appliances in mind, but even chargers can pose a risk.

A few things to bear in mind:
  • Appliances used should have a British or European safety marking when you buy them.
  • Be careful how you use extension leads - high powered items should always be plugged into their own wall socket such as tumble dryers, washing machines, microwaves etc.
  • Do not overload extension leads
  • Big appliances: have they been recalled? Enter the make and model on Google. If you have an appliance that has been recalled, unplug it immediately and do not use it.
  • Always check the condition of your appliances before use, do not use them if they are damaged, show signs of scorch marks, lose wiring or exposed cables.

Look out on our social media channels for more. In the meantime, take a look at our resources below and keep an eye on our regular updates too.


  • For more information on gas safety, visit the Gas Safe Register website by clicking here.
  • See our general electrical safety help sheet by clicking here.
  • See our electrical fire safety help sheet by clicking here.
  • For appliances with lithium batteries such as e-scooters, e-bikes, laptops and mobile phones, see our help sheet by clicking here.