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.

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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

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