Plympton is a suburb of the city of Plymouth in Devon and it has its own town centre. If you live in Plympton and are safety conscious, you probably worry about keeping your home safe. One of the ways to do this is to follow simple rules concerning fire.
How to avoid fire in the home
- Always store matches out of the reach of children. The best way to do this is to keep them in a locked cupboard. A determined child will drag a chair to get to something which is out of reach. If the cupboard has been secured, no harm can be done.
- If anyone smokes, you should always use ashtrays to dispose of cigarettes. Waste paper baskets should never be used as they might contain flammable materials.
- Always remind people that smoking in bed is dangerous, especially if the smoker has taken alcoholic drinks or sleeping pills.
- Keep electrical wiring and appliances in good order. If you suspect the wiring is old, you should get it checked.
- Do not overload power points with multi way adaptors. It can cause a fire in the wiring. To overcome your problem, you should install more power points.
- If you buy a second hand electric or gas heater, have it checked by a service engineer before you have it installed.
- Never leave a young child alone in a room with a fire. Put a fireguard around all open fires or any type of heater which a child could touch. The guard should cover the entire fireplace not just the fire. It should be fixed on the wall with secure fastenings which a child could not undo. It should also stand at a sufficient distance from the fire to stop bits of paper poked through by the child from catching alight.
- Ensure that gas appliances are checked by a registered engineer every year.
If you follow strict Health and Safety regulations concerning fire, you and your family should stay safe within the confines of your home. However, if one of you suffers from burns while out in Plympton due to someone else’s negligence then you may want to find out about claiming compensation with injury solicitors in Plympton. However, you should telephone Accident Advice Helpline instead.
Accident Advice Helpline does not have injury solicitors in Plympton working directly for them. However, this doesn’t matter, they can still help you. They are a national personal injury law firm that work with accident victims in all areas of the UK. So if you need injury solicitors in Plympton or anywhere else get in touch!
A 30 second test
First of all, a trained adviser will guide you through a 30 second test which will identify whether Accident Advice Helpline might represent you. Once this has been established, a handy online calculator will estimate how much compensation you might be able to get if your case is won. This would be on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.
If you have been in an accident within the past three years through no fault of your own and you would like to find out if you might be able to claim compensation then you should telephone Accident Advice Helpline now. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The number is 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.