Candle Safety

Candle Fire Safety Week
  • Place candles in a suitable position, never place candles near flammable materials.
  • Keep out of draughts and away from curtains, other fabrics or furniture which could catch fire.
  • Make sure they are fully extinguished before leaving the room or when disposing of them.
  • Heat travels and can easily set light to other items!
  • Always use non-combustible, sturdy holders and do not leave lit candles unattended. Be especially careful with night lights and tea lights which can get hot enough to melt plastic such as the top of a television or the side of a bath.
  • They should be secured in an upright position.
  • Keep the candles out of reach of children and pets.
  • Place scented candles in a suitable container that can withstand the heat of the liquid and will not leak as it turns to liquid in order to release the fragrance.
  • Use a snuffer or spoon to extinguish a candle, blowing them out could send sparks and hot wax flying.

    In the event of a power cut or failure:
  • Keep torches handy in case of a power cut, they are much safer than candles.
  • Keep a battery operated light or torch handy.
  • Regularly check the operation of battery operated lights and torches.