South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

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Kitchen hazards

Kitchen fires are the leading cause of accidental dwelling fire in the country.

Our top three tips for keeping safe in the kitchen are:

  1. Keep electrical leads, cardboard and fabrics well away from the hob and keep ovens, hobs and grills clean from grease and crumbs
  2. Keep an eye on cooking at all times and never leave it unattended
  3. Switch off cooking appliances when you’ve finished cooking and gone to bed

Alternatively, let some local schoolchildren tell you how to reduce your risk…

Please note – we strongly advise that you do not attempt to cook whilst under the influence of alcohol and drugs, prescription or otherwise, that may make you feel drowsy and add to the risk of you falling asleep whilst food is on.

This content was last updated on February 04th, 2022