Home safety

This section looks at fire, gas and electrical safety. It explains how to prevent accidents and what you should do in an emergency. It also explains the responsibilities landlords have if you are renting your home.

Download our handy checklist which highlights the most important things you need to remember.

Responsibility for gas safety

Landlords, tenants and owner-occupiers all have legal responsibilities when it comes to gas safety

Gas safety checks

If the gas appliances in your home are unsafe, you could be at risk of fire, explosion or carbon monoxide poisoning

Gas safety precautions

There are important steps you should take to keep your home safe. If you’re renting your home, many of these are your landlord’s responsibility

Responsibility for fire safety

If you rent your home,  your landlord has to meet certain fire safety obligations.

Fire safety precautions

Whether you’re a home owner or a tenant, there are certain simple precautions you should always take, to minimize the risk of fire in your home.

Responsibility for electrical safety

Landlords, tenants and owner-occupiers all have legal responsibilities when it comes to electrical safety.

Electrical safety precautions

Take these important steps to keep your home safe. If you’re renting your home, many of these are your landlord’s responsibility

When power goes off

The electricity in your home can go off for a variety of reasons. It may be because of an electrical fault in your property or a supply problem in the area

We are sorry that we cannot provide this information in Welsh, however if you would like to speak to an adviser in Welsh please contact 0345 075 5005.

This page was last updated on: April 24, 2018

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