- Use warm, but not boiling water to fill your hot water bottle and examine it for leaks before you use it. Replace it every two years.
- Keep wet clothes at least one metre from heaters or fireplaces, and never place clothes or towels on your heater.
- Clean the lint filter every time you use a clothes dryer since lint that has built up can catch fire.
- Check your electric blanket is in good condition. Faulty electric blankets can overheat, cause an electric shock, spark and potentially cause a fire.