Fire Safety

Fire safety is of paramount importance to us at United Welsh.

If you live in a United Welsh property with a communal area such as a block of flats, there is an evacuation policy for you to follow and a Fire Risk Assessment of the property is conducted once a year.

You can check whether your address is subject to a particular process here and whether you should follow the Evacuation Policy or the Delayed Evacuation Policy.

It is important to know the basic steps to follow to prevent a fire in your home. Here are some top tips:

  • Plan how you would get out if there was a fire. If you live in a house, make an escape plan and share it with family. If you live in a block of flats or have a communal area, get to know your building’s evacuation plan
  • Test your smoke alarm regularly to make sure they are working and make sure all members of your family are familiar with the sound
  • Don’t leave cooking unattended or get distracted while cooking
  • Make sure candles are not on or near anything that could catch fire
  • Make sure heaters aren’t covered
  • Use a maximum of one plug in each socket and never use them if wet
  • Close all doors, switch off and unplug your appliances such as TV’s every night. Keep your phone and any mobility aids close by if you need them
  • Put out and dispose of cigarettes properly and never smoke in bed
  • Keep matches and lighters away from children.

If you have any concerns, please get in touch.

The Fire Service also offer free fire safety checks. Visit South Wales Fire and Rescue Service or Mid & West Wales Fire and Rescue Service.