Safety and security

Find out how to protect yourself, your home and your valuables.

Home safety

Protect your home against unwanted visitors by following some simple home safety advice, from checking that all doors and windows are locked before popping to the shops to using timers to switch on lights when you go on holiday.

But keeping your home safe also means preventing accidents. For common sense home safety measures and to find out more about what you can do to keep you and your family safe, take a look at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents website. 

Fire safety

Protecting your loved ones from fire is perhaps one of the most important things you can do to keep your home safe. Go to the Directgov website for simple steps to take, from testing your smoke alarms each week and planning an escape route to cooking safely and preventing electrical fires.