Don't place candles near a Christmas tree or materials that can catch light easily.
Don't attach decorations to lights or heaters as they can burn easily.
Don't leave cooking unattended.
Don't let Christmas tree light bulbs touch anything that can burn easily, such as paper and fabric.
Check your Christmas lights carry the British Standard sign and replace any bulbs that blow.
Make sure that any visitors and additional family members know how to escape in an emergency.
Always switch Christmas lights off and unplug them before leaving the house or going to bed.
Test the batteries in your smoke alarm every week. Never remove them.
Keep candles away from children. Make sure that they are extinguished properly when you leave the room.
Take time to check on elderly relatives and neighbours at times of celebration as they are at greater risk.