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​​Cooking Safety

More than half of accidental fires at home are started by cooking. Many kitchen fires happen when people are not paying attention or they leave things unattended.

​How to cook safely

There are several things you can do to prevent fires in the kitchen. Make sure you don't get distracted when you are cooking, and:
  • take pans off the heat or turn the heat down if you're called away from the cooker, eg by a phone call
  • take care if you're wearing loose clothing as it can catch fire easily
  • don't cook if you have been drinking alcohol or taken prescription drugs - you may get drowsy or lose concentration.

​Click here to watch our Drinking and Cooking Safety Video​.