Health and safety in your home

The home may seem like the last place you'd find danger but it's actually the place where most accidents happen.

In light of the events at Grenfell Tower, read our update on fire safety.

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What should I do if there is an emergency in my home?

Sometimes you may need to urgently shut off the water, gas and electrical supplies, so make sure you know where to find the following:

  • the gas meter and gas supply tap
  • the cold water stop cock
  • the electricity meter, circuit breakers and isolation switch

How can I help make my home safe?
How can I help to prevent a fire?
How can I help to prevent an electrical fire?
What should I do if I smell gas?
How do I know if I have a carbon monoxide leak?
What can I do if I think my home has asbestos?