Outside the home

Fire safety advice for outside the home.

Boat safety

Boating can be an enjoyable and relaxing lifestyle, pastime or holiday. However boats have different fire risks to buildings because they are generally small enclosed spaces and have additional hazards like gas cylinders. Due to this you may suffer extensive property damage, burns and smoke inhalation in the event of a fire.

Caravanning and camping

Caravanning or camping can be an enjoyable and relaxing pastime or holiday. However caravans or tents have different fire risks to buildings because they are generally small enclosed spaces and have additional hazards like gas cylinders. Due to this you may suffer extensive property damage, burns and smoke inhalation in the event of a fire. Unfortunately every year many people are injured by fire whilst camping or caravanning.

Countryside

Fire destroys thousands of acres of countryside, open spaces and wildlife habitats every year. Some fires are started deliberately, but most are due to carelessness. The dry ground in the summer means there’s an added risk of a fire starting, but you should take care at all times of the year.

Barbecues

During the summer months having a barbecue can be pleasurable. But it's all too easy to be distracted when you have friends and family around you whilst cooking.

Sky lanterns

These lanterns are becoming increasingly popular in the UK instead of fireworks to celebrate special occasions as they are a beautiful and fascinating way to light up the sky. If you are thinking of using sky lanterns please consider the potential for causing fires and the affect this could have on both the countryside and individuals property.

Fireworks

Watching fireworks is popular and fun, however fireworks are explosives and burn at high temperatures, so they need careful handling and storage.

Bonfires

Before lighting the bonfire, check its construction carefully to make sure that it is stable, and that there are no children or animals inside.

Last reviewed
05 December 2014

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