HOME Safety Week, which runs this week, is a great time for all landlords to check over their properties, says Charlotte George of Strutt and Parker, which has an office in Pangbourne.
Fire and rescue services across the UK are united in promoting correctly fitted smoke alarms and will be using the week to build upon this work to stress the message that “Smoke Alarms Save Lives”.
Paul Fuller, president of the Chief Fire Officers Association, says: “Smoke alarms are a vital, inexpensive, life-saving tool that should be in every home. Fires can spread — fast! Those few extra minutes that the smoke alarm gives you, can let you get out to safety if there is a fire in your home.”
The checklist that every landlord and homeowner should tick is:
* Have a working smoke alarm on every level of your home.