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Have You Considered Safe Space Heating?

By October 17, 2023No Comments

Have You Considered Safe Space Heating?

While the weather is still somewhat unpredictable, there is no getting away from the fact that it is getting colder outside. Staying warm at home will; be on your mind. It will also be on the mind of your employees. It’s important that people stay warm and a popular way of doing this is with space heaters. However, safe space heating needs to be considered.

It is important that you have fire prevention safe guards in place both at home and in your business. Whether you have one or two, or a selection of space heaters in your home or business premises, make sure you read this blog. Within this blog post you will see some tips that you should follow and keep in mind to ensure safe space heating.

  • Where Is Your Space Heater?

It’s important that you think about where your space heater is located. For example, all space heaters should be placed on a hard and level surface. They should not be placed on a table or high surface. Instead, they must be placed on the floor. The space heater also needs to be placed at least 3 feet away from any type of flammable material such as paper or waste bins for example.

  • What Type Is Your Space Heater?

If you are looking at purchasing new storage heaters to keep your home or employees warm, there are a few key features that you need to look out for. Look for a space heater that has a safety certification label. It’s a good idea to choose a storage heater that has a smart sensor. This will shut the heater off if it overheats or falls over. It’s important to choose a heater with a sturdy cord attached. This cord needs to be long enough to plug directly into an outlet.

  • Safe Space Heating Tips

Below we share some other tips to consider ensuring that you are using your space heater in a safe manner.

  • Never use an extension cord to plug your space heater in.
  • Always unplug the space heater when it is not in use, or nobody is in the room.
  • If the cord is worn or frayed, do not use the space heater. Instead, it will need to be replaced or repaired.
  • When leaving the home or office each day, double check that the space heater has been turned off.

If you are looking for more ways to improve the fire safety of your home or business, call our team now. Our fire safety specialists are here to protect your home or business from the risk of fire.