Plan an escape route

If you do have a fire, it is important that everyone in the home, including guests who may not be familiar with the layout of the property, know what to do.

Plan an escape route and make sure everyone knows how to escape. It could save your life.

  • Establish where the fire exits and alarms are if you live in a large or high level building.
  • Count how many doors you might need to go through to escape. It can be hard to see in smoke and you might become confused about where you are.
  • Keep all exits clear, even communal areas.
  • Keep fire doors closed. They help to slow down the spread of fire and will give you extra time to get out.

Image showing two people leaving via an escape route

Bicycle and boxes blocking an escape route