Keeping warm and safe during colder months of the year also means being alert to heating hazards. These simple tips should help to keep you safe at home this winter.

Winter injuries and risks: Winter products such as hot water bottles, electric blankets and heaters can cause burns and other injuries. Other winter risks come from faulty electrical products which can overheat, give you an electric shock and could potentially cause a fire.

Fire safety: About half of all fires in the home start in the kitchen, and more than 40% of all deaths from fire happen during winter.

Home heating is a major cause of house fires in the winter months. Keep your home safe this winter, and reduce the risk of house fires caused by heating devices.

HERE are a few tips to keep you and your home fire-safe via this article from HealthDirect.