Don't Die for DIY

Did you know that DIY errors cause half of all serious electric shocks in UK homes? 

Almost 50% of men admit that they feel they should try and tackle household maintenance and repair jobs themselves or ask a mate before calling in a professional.

But our survey discovered that nearly half of all severe electric shocks are caused by DIY attempts, with the main errors including cutting through power leads, drilling into wiring and repairing electrical items while they’re still switched on.

Test your Smoke Alarms

Your smoke alarms should be tested monthly, broken smoke alarms cannot warn you of a fire.
Test yours regularly to ensure it still beeps.

In 2017, 283 people died in fires in the home. You’re at least 8 times more likely to die in a fire in the home if there are no working smoke alarms.

Offer to test the smoke alarms of an older family member, neighbour or friend who needs help.

It only takes a moment to test and gives your family and people you care about a better chance of surviving a fire.