Stay Safe this Summer!

As the Summer season approaches with the promise of warmer weather it is the ideal time to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, booking your staycations or holidays, taking your family on a camping trip, or just enjoying your local area.

“Mid and west Wales offers some fantastic locations to spend your summer, whether it’s a coastal retreat or camping in the hills. Summertime provides us with an opportunity to spend more time outside and catching up with our families. Keeping you and your family safe is key to ensuring that we all have a great Summer Holiday.”

Mydrian Harries, Corporate Head of Prevention and Protection

Home Safety

If you have booked a holiday or plan on spending some time away from your home, leaving it unoccupied your house could be at an increased risk of burglary. Here are some really useful tips and safety advice you can take to make your home less attractive to burglary whilst you are away.

“We want you to stay safe this summer and to enjoy the countryside, or that long awaited holiday that you have booked.  Following our safety tips will put you at ease and ensure your home is “summer safe” whilst you are away."

Will Bowen, Home Fire Safety Manager

 

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Fire Safety Checklist

Home Security Advice

In the Garden

Going away?

If you're going away, follow our advice on staying safe on your holiday.

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Staying in a tent

Staying in a caravan

Staying in self-catering property

Be carbon monoxide aware this summer

Barbecue Safety

Nothing quite says summer like firing up the barbecue and cooking outdoors. Whether you are in the garden or out camping follow our simple advice to barbecue safely and avoid injuries or damage to property.

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Visit our Barbecue Safety page for advice and guidance

Be carbon monoxide aware this summer

Using Firepits, Chimineas and Incinerators Safety

During the summer, it's only natural to want to stay outside later into the evening, sitting around a fire pit or chiminea with family or friends. Follow our simple safety tips to stay safe this summer.

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Using your Firepit safely

Chiminea Safety Tips

Using Garden Incinerators Safely

Open Fires

Summer Water Safety

With the promise of warmer weather and our typical holiday season, we understand that many of us are tempted to venture for a swim in open waters, a dip in the pool or a relax in the hot-tub.

It is important to be aware of the risks and be prepared in case you do accidently end up in the water. By highlighting this issue and providing some simple safety messages we hope to reduce the number of these needless and preventable deaths.”

Jeremy Trew, Station Manager Community Safety

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Staying safe at the beach

Open water swimming

Stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking and canoeing

Jumping into water

The dangers of alcohol and water safety

Road Safety

During the height of the holiday season road users need to be more aware, of not only increased traffic but driving on roads that are unfamiliar.  There are many factors that you should consider when driving in any conditions or circumstances and we have some top safety advice that could make your summer outing or holiday that less stressful.  If you are travelling in an area you are not familiar with take your time and plan your route before you set off.

Driving on unfamiliar roads and with increased traffic can cause distractions.  Be mindful of your routes and plan ahead.  Making sure your vehicle is road safe for long journeys is also key and of course keeping your family safe.” 

Spencer Lewis, Road Safety Manager

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Visit our Summer Driving safety page for more advice

Countryside Safety

In Mid and West Wales, we boast some of the most varied stunning scenery in the country. We'd like your help to keep it that way. Warmer weather and the increased numbers of people visiting the countryside creates a greater risk of fire. When out and about follow our simple guidelines to keep yourselves and our countryside safe.

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Safety advice when in the coutryside

Coastal walking

Wildfires / Open fires

 

Heatwave Safety Advice

Whilst many of us are enjoy the hot weather we would like to remind people of the ways they can keep safe and cool.

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Keeping yourself safe in hot weather

Sky lanterns and Balloon Releases

The use of Sky, or Chinese Lanterns and intentional balloon releases, not only present a fire hazard, but they also litter the countryside and prevent serious hazards to livestock and wildlife. Check the guidelines below for more information.

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The use of Sky/Chinese Lanterns

Intentional Balloon Releases