Put a coloured sticker on your smoke alarm if you have trouble seeing it to test it. Consider fitting bumpons (also known as plastic blisters) to appliances as a way of making sure they are switched off properly. For more information, watch the bumpon film, courtesy of RNIB, below.
- Unplug and check electrical leads regularly by touch. If they are frayed or faulty don’t plug them in or switch them on.
- If electrics are giving off a burning smell, turn them off and unplug them immediately.
- You may also want to consider placing a tactile indicator along your escape route to make it easier to find the exit.
For more information on fire safety, see the leaflet below: