Fire Safety Tips for your Christmas Tree
With Christmas not far off we’ve decided to take a look at some important Fire Safety tips for your Christmas Tree to help make this a special time for celebration, by avoiding some common fire hazards!
Fire safety measures should be taken into consideration if you have a live Christmas Tree in your house. If a tree were to catch on fire, they rapidly fill a room with fire, smoke and even deadly gases.
Christmas Tree Lights
- If you need to replace any fuses, make sure they are the right type.
- If a bulb blow, replace them straight away.
- Never leave Christmas lights on overnight, or if you leave your home.
- Never let bulbs touch/rest on anything that may burn easily. For example paper, paper decorations.
- Never overload plug sockets. Never plug and extension plug cable into another plug extender.
Christmas Tree Decorations
- Be cautious of decorations made from tissue paper and cardboard. They could easily catch a light!
- Do not decorations to lights and heaters.
- Do not put decorations above or around open fireplaces.
- Be aware of decorations around candles.
Caring for your Christmas Tree
- Do not place your tree close to a heat sources like fireplaces or heaters. The heat will cause the tree to dry out, which will result in the tree being more easily ignited by a heat source or spark.
Disposing of your Christmas Tree
- Never use Christmas Tree branches or needles as fuel for a fireplace or wood burning stove. When the tree becomes dry, discard it promptly. The best way to dispose of a Christmas Tree is by taking it to a recycling centre.
Lastly, everyone at Esky would like to wish you a happy and safe Christmas!
If you've enjoyed the pictures of our Christmas Elf's (Elf and Safety) why not take a look at our christmas animation here!