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Stay fire safe with new online home safety checker

05 February 2024

Islanders can now access home fire safety information, with a personalised action plan, online.

Jersey Fire and Rescue Service has launched a new home safety check tool, which will enable people to carry out their own home fire risk assessment for free.

The online tool takes the answers given and creates an action plan giving basic tips to help keep their home fire-safe.

Those using the tool are asked for information about each part of their property, with the answers then generating easy-to-follow advice that can be kept and referred to at any time.

Station Commander Mark Bailey-Walker said: “This new resource will allow anyone to get free access to fire safety advice in their own time. It has been designed to be used by either the home occupant directly, a third party (carer, social worker, etc) who may have concerns to an occupant’s welfare/safety, or simply to help us directly with home visits. 

The online home safety check tool does not replace the in-person visits the Service offers to vulnerable residents in the Island. 

Station Commander Bailey-Walker added: “We currently prioritise visiting those most vulnerable people in our communities, for example those with mobility issues, disabilities, and the elderly. Not only will this tool help us give vital fire safety advice to those we can’t give a visit to, but the information provided will highlight any vulnerable people who we might have struggled to reach or not been aware of from our data. It will also give them the initial advice that will help until we can arrange a visit for them. 

“I would really encourage people to log onto our website and give it a go. Hopefully, everyone will find it straightforward and encourage their friends and family to use it too.” 

The online home safety check tool is available in the ‘Fire safety tips for your home’​ section of the website.

The tool has been developed following a successful pilot study in collaboration with Fire Kills and Safelincs, under the National Fire Chief Council’s Prevention programme. ​

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