Customers urged to test smoke detectors regularly and be fire-safe

Your home

In support of the latest wave of the government’s Fire Kills campaign, we’re urging customers to check their smoke detectors regularly.

Safer Streets

Statistics from the campaign, which is backed by the National Fire Chiefs Council, show that you’re around 10 times more likely to die from a fire if you don’t have a working smoke detector in your home.

Did you know?

  • Cooking appliances are the main cause of fires in the home
  • Around 5 accidental home fires a day are started by smoking
  • Faulty electrical appliances cause over 3,500 fires in the home each year
  • Nearly 3 accidental home fires a day are caused by candles

Saleh Mirza, A2Dominion’s Head of Building Fire and Safety, said: “Our priority is ensuring that our customers are as safe as they can be from fire and we fit fire detectors in our customers’ homes.

“We’re asking all residents to please test their smoke detectors weekly, or at least monthly, as they will alert you if there’s ever a fire in your home, giving you more time to act and follow the fire safety procedure for you building.”

Check your smoke detector is working

It’s your responsibility to test your smoke detectors and it’s important to do this at least once a month to check they work. This will help keep you and your family safe if there’s ever a fire in your home.

How to test your smoke detector

You can test your smoke detector by simply pressing the test button and holding it until the detector makes a loud beeping sound. If it doesn’t, you may need to replace the battery. Read our article for more information on how to test your smoke detector.

What to do if you don’t have a smoke detector in your home

If you don’t have a smoke detector in your home, or it isn’t working and you haven’t yet reported this to us, please let us know by calling us on 0800 432 0077.

Please note if you own your home as a leaseholder or shared owner, you are responsible for replacing smoke detectors.

What to do if there is a fire

If you discover a fire in your building, you should follow your usual fire safety procedures. Don’t try and tackle the fire yourself.

Make sure you and your household familiarise yourselves with the fire safety procedures for your building, including the location of your nearest fire exits and assembly points. You can also complete a free online Home Fire Safety check.

The easy-to-follow home fire safety check will take you through your home a room at a time – the simple questions will help you spot fire risks as you go around your home.