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Safe and Well - Are you a smoker?

Safe and Well - Are you a smoker?

Safe and Well - Are you a smoker?

If you’re a smoker, we can support you with safety in your home.

Top safety tips for smokers: 

  • Please avoid smoking in bed.
  • Always use a proper ash tray.

  • When you’ve finished always fully stub out cigarettes.

  • Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children.

  • If you have oxygen aid – always remember never use your oxygen near a naked flame, including all forms of smoking and e-cigarettes, gas and electric cookers. 

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You could also follow our simple STEPS to feeling ‘Safe and Well’:

  • S is for SLIPS – Are there potential tripping hazards like lose carpets or misplaced cables?

  • T is for TEST – Is the smoke alarm working? Check this weekly. Do the batteries need replacing?

  • E is for ELECTRICS – Can you spot any hazards like overloaded sockets?

  • P is for POTS AND PANS – Does the oven or hob need a clean to reduce risk of a fire in the kitchen?

  • S is for SMOKING – When you’ve finished always fully stub out cigarettes.

 

 

 

If you are unable to follow this advice, then please book a FREE Safe and Well Visit

Call our Safe and Well Visit team:

On 0800 923 7000 during normal office hours or send email or complete this form and we’ll contact you.

Our home safety officers or firefighters will visit your home at a time convenient for you, and together with you will tailor the visit to suit your needs and the type of property you live in. A typical free visit takes around 45 minutes and includes the fitting of free smoke alarms where necessary, as well as vital advice to help you stay safe and well.

Please note: our staff always carry official identification and you can contact us to check that they are a genuine employee of Kent Fire and Rescue Service.    

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