Fire Safety While Working from Home

While many people around the world are spending most of their time in their homes, that means more time to ensure your home is fire-safe.

Companies and businesses are asking employees to ‘work from home’ if possible in these uncertain times, but one thing can be certain: what’s a home if it is not safe, or protective?

The citizens-led fire safety initiative, Beyond Carlton has reactivated its #iamFireSafe campaign. Its objective is to get citizens to utilize their time to check if their homes or apartments are fire safe.

The campaign is to create awareness on how one can be a fire champion and help prevent community fire accidents—especially with the increase in people in their homes. As part of the #iamfiresafe campaign, citizens have to send a write-up and a picture.

The idea is this: they can share what action they have taken to make their home fire safe while working from home—whether they did a safety check, fixed an expired extinguisher, fixed old frayed electrical wiring, opened a blocked fire exit, cleared an electrical shaft from garbage and so one. The picture and write-up could be mailed to [email protected] 

The write-up can be in any language. “We noticed that many of us are locked into our homes because of coronavirus. We felt with time on hand at our homes it was possibly the right time to get citizens to check basic fire safety protection in their homes,” Beyond Carlton founder Uday Vijayan explained.

For more information on home fire safety, read OH&S recent article for Fire Prevention Week.

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