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Freddie's Indoor Safety Tips

Freddie has 30+ years’ experience in lighting fires and has shared his expert top tips in lighting a fireplace with the utmost safety. In this guide you’ll learn essential tips and precautions to ensure lighting is done safely so you can enjoy the warmth without worry.

Indoor Safety Tips Stove
  • When lighting your fire, place your firelighter on a bed of cinders or amongst the coal in your BBQ.
  • Be sure to use long safety matches, striking the match away from you before carefully lighting your fire.
  • To avoid a hazardous situation, avoid using firelighters on a warm/hot grate, and do not light firelighters in your hand.
  • Prevent a chimney fire, by ensuring your chimney is regularly swept. We recommend your chimney is professionally cleaned twice a year, at the beginning of the winter season and at the end.
  • It is best to store firelighters away from your fire, preferably in a separate room or shed to prevent any unwanted accidents.
  • Once your fire is lit, make sure you use a fire guard or fire screen. Be aware that sparks can sometimes penetrate fireguards, therefore, do not leave your fire to burn unattended - especially when children and pets are nearby. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
  • Do not use firelighters on a warm grate.


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