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Staying safe at home

It is important to feel safe in your home. The information below should help you feel safe. 

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue is the fire service for Leeds. You can find a lot of advice on how to prevent fires in and around the home. 

View safety advice from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue also offer Safe and Well checks which includes a fire risk assessment and tailored advice and interventions to help reduce the risk of fire in their property. 

Find out more and arrange a Safe and Well visit

 

Tenants

If you are a council tenant there is advice and information about how to reduce the risk of fires in your home, including advice for high rise tenants.

View fire safety advice for council tenants

If you rent through a private landlord, they have a duty to follow regulations to keep your home safe. 

View fire safety advice for private renters

Smoke, heat and gas alarms

Sensors can be placed in high risk areas, such as a kitchen, to detect either smoke, a rapid rise in temperature or gas. When they are triggered, they will sound an alert do that appropriate action can be taken. 

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These sensors can also be included in a Telecare package. As well as sounding an alarm these sensors send an alert through to a response centre so appropriate action can be taken.

Find out more about Telecare from Leeds City Council

There are many ways you can prevent your home being targeted by a burglar and it should be part of your daily routine. Making sure your property is secure doesn’t have to be too expensive or take up too much of your time – it may just be a case of getting into the habit of using the security you already have.

To get free information and advice about keeping you and your home safe contact West Yorkshire Police on 101 or visit their website. 

View advice from the West Yorkshire Police

You can also find information and advice about keeping your home secure using smart technology and alarms on Which?

Check out the Which? advice guides on home security

View a list of locksmiths and home security providers on the Leeds Directory

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is a charity that works to prevent accidents and injuries in the home. This includes comprehensive information and advice on home safety. 

Read more about preventing accident in the homes 

 

It is also important to feel confident when you walking around in Leeds or your local area.

  • Where possible, avoid walking around at night on your own.
  • Try to stay in well-lit, busy areas.
  • If you are on a night out, do not accept drinks from people you do not know and do not leave your drink unattended.
  • Keep your bag secure so your belongings are not on show.
  • Trust your instincts if you do not trust someone.
Last updated: 7/21/2023