Home Safety Visits

During a home fire safety visit

They will arrange for one of their friendly Home Safety Technicians to visit you and have a conversation about fire safety in your home.

The visit usually takes around 45 minutes and covers:

  • checking smoke alarms are set up correctly
  • making a fire escape plan
  • using electricity safely
  • cooking safely
  • keeping children safe from fire
  • identifying and discussing any further support, including fitting specialist fire safety equipment where required.

They can provide British Sign Language and some foreign language translations during visits too.

Please ask about this when booking.

Who they're for

  • Any household with children under the age of 18.
  • Anyone aged over 65.
  • Anyone with a disability, mobility issues or sensory loss.
  • Anyone who smokes and lives alone.
  • Anyone with a thatched property.
  • Many vulnerable people.

They offer free home safety visits to many other people - if you are not sure if you are eligible, please get in touch - call 0800 05 02 999 or email firekills@dsfire.gov.uk.

They carry out home safety visits from Monday to Friday, between the hours of 9am to 5pm.

You will be offered:

  • a morning slot (a visit between 9.30am and 1pm)
  • an afternoon slot (a visit between 1pm and 5pm).

They try not to offer specific times, so that our technicians are able to plan their day in the most time effective way.

To book a visit or for further information:

Call our helpline on 01392 876 666

Fire Safety in the Home Audio Booklet

Reduce your risk of fire and know what to do to keep yourself safe.

In this booklet they give you helpful tips to help keep you safe in the home, If you would like help with escape routes, smoke detection or Home Safety Visits

Call our helpline on 01392 876 666