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Home Safety Checks

Home Risk Assessment

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service is committed to achieving it's Vision of 'Creating the Safest Community' by reducing the risk of fire in domestic premises through Home Safety Checks.  

Firefighters can visit your home, where you may be at the greatest risk from fire, and offer advice on Fire Safety, tailored specifically to your needs and where necessary fit free smoke detectors.

We are currently targeting our resources at those households most at risk, but will attend to you as soon as possible if you request this service. 

Assessment Process

Home Safety Checks can be carried out in a number of ways, including:-

  • Pre-arranged appointment
  • Spontaneous, without any prior appointment after a fire etc.
  • Referrals (through direct contact, telephone station enquiries or community partnerships)  

On arrival at your household a minimum of two personnel will confirm their identity with the householder or responsible person. With the aid of a special form they will then be able to identify areas of the home where there may be fire safety concerns.

Once the risk assessment form has been completed we will be able to offer you detailed safety advice and if necessary, give you the opportunity to ask any questions about Fire and the Fire and Rescue Service and, if necessary, carry out smoke alarm installation. 

The total time to complete a Home Safety Check varies upon the risks and the occupant of the home, however they normally last around 30 to 45 minutes. 

All visiting firefighters will always carry proof of identification. 

Request a Home Safety Check

To request a Home Safety Check in your household, complete the Home Safety Check Request Form, alternatively you can contact - 0800 0327777.