Our Top 5 Christmas Safety Tips

Tip 1

Remember to position your tree away from any heat sources such as radiators or light fittings. This includes positioning any fairy lights away from anything that might burn easily.

Tip 2

Make sure that the lights you're decorating the tree with are all in ship-shape, with no frayed wires or bits hanging off. If you're not sure whether they're safe, you're probably better off buying new ones just in case. They're fairly inexpensive, so it's a small price to pay for peace of mind.

Related: Christmas Lights for a safe festive season 

Tip 3

Remember to turn off all your Christmas lights when going to bed or going out. This way, if the worse were to happen you're there to fix it.

Tip 4

Ensure the toys you buy for the kids are from a reputable company with their safety precautions clearly visible on the side. Check this before wrapping, and just to be on the safe side, keep batteries separate.

Tip 5

Make sure the sockets your electricals are plugged into are working fine, and be sure to not overload the sockets with extension cables full of high voltage electricals. If you have limited space and really do need the extension cables, opt for LED lights and trees as they will use up less energy, plus they last much longer in general.

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