Candle fire safety week

It is candle fire safety week 16th – 22nd October.  We’ll be posting some top tips each day to help keep you safe when lighting and using candles in your home. Here are our recommendations for using candles safely:

  • Take care when lighting candles, and NEVER leave a burning candle unattended
  • Never place candles near curtains, throws, cushions or other types of flammable material
  • Keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings, matches and other items at all times
  • Ensure candles, particularly scented ones which are designed to liquify, are placed in a heat resistant holder
  • Put candles out with a snuffer, or a spoon; it’s safer as there’s less risk of hot wax spilling, or sparks spreading
  • Take care when lighting candles, if using a match, ensure it is fully extinguished by running under water before putting in the bin
  • Keep matches and candles out of the reach of young children

Above all, stay safe.