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Nighttime routine

This is a common sense approach to keeping your family safe while you sleep; performing some simple tasks should be encouraged before going to bed. 

Do a safety check

  • Switch off and unplug electrical equipment - only leave appliances on if they are designed to be left on, like your fridge
  • Close all internal doors at night to stop a fire from spreading
  • Check your cooker - make sure the grill, hob and oven are all turned off
  • Turn heaters off and put a guard in front of an open fire
  • Check candles are out - Never leave one burning when you go to sleep
  • Keep door and window keys where you can easily find them
  • Keep a phone at your bedside in case you need help
  • Don't leave the washing machine or tumble drier on whilst you are out or have gone to bed

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