If you don’t have children then although fireplace safety is still and issue it is not as difficult as it is for those who do, but at Christmas little visitors are much more likely, so here are some tips to keep little ones safe around your fire
- Get a fire safety gate that you can put up when smaller family members visit.
- As Christmas presents get unwrapped do not burn the paper in the fireplace – coloured papers can release toxic fumes when burnt
- Don’t keep your Christmas gifts too close to the fire
- Make sure you take the time to carefully explain the dangers of the fire to little visitors