Home safety - How to keep your home safe

This section looks at how to keep your home safe. It covers fire, gas and electricity safety, and includes advice on preventing accidents and what to do in an emergency. It also looks at crime prevention and how to keep your home secure.

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Fire safety and smoke alarms

What you can do to minimise the risk of fire in your home. It looks at your landlord's responsibilities for providing safety equipment such as smoke alarms and what you can do if you think your home isn't safe.

Carbon Monoxide and Gas safety

How you can improve gas safety in your home and minimise risks of carbon monoxide poisoning. Check your landlord's responsibilities and what you can do if they aren't doing what they should.

Electrical Safety Checks

Ways you can check electrical safety and reduce the risk of electrical shocks and fires in your home. Also includes your responsibilities if you're a home owner or a tenant, also explains electrical safety certificates and what your landlord has to do.

Crime and security

This page contains information on keeping your home secure and explains what to do if your accommodation is broken into.

Asbestos in the home - help and advice

This page gives offers you help and advice if you have asbestos in the home.

Radon gas

See how you can test radon levels in your home and what you can do to reduce them. Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas, however, if it exceeds a certain level, it can be dangerous.

Last updated: 12 April 2017

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