Keeping safe in your home

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The battle to beat coronavirus has drastically altered people’s day to day lives.

For most of us this comes with its own set of challenges as we adjust to an unfamiliar way of living and working, and for some, increasing loneliness and increased anxiety.

For others, social distancing and staying home can be potentially dangerous for adults and children, putting them at risk from domestic abuse.

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Take extra care

Unfortunately, there are criminals that are looking for opportunities to scam people as a result of coronavirus. Try to be extra alert and contact the Police on 101 if you have any serious concerns.

Colleagues from the Trust, including our contractors, will always have ID and will be able to clearly set out the reason for being at your property. If you are ever in doubt of someone’s identify take a few moments to call the Customer Hub on 0300 777 7777. Our team are here to help.

 

Fire safety at home

THT and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) is urging everyone to make sure they are keeping themselves and their families safe at home following the outbreak of COVID-19.

With many people now working from home and schools closed to most children, it is even more important than ever that households are taking the right steps to ensure they are safe from fire.

Everyone can do their part by taking small simple steps such as ensuring your smoke alarm is working and never leaving cooking unattended.

Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service is urging people to:

  • Remember to test your smoke alarm. We recommend you test your smoke alarm/batteries at least once a month
  • Take extra care when cooking – never leave cooking unattended or leave children alone in the kitchen when the hob or oven is on. Never cook while under the influence of alcohol
  • Plan a route to escape your home if there is a fire and make sure everyone in the house knows the plan
  • Check for fire hazards, such as electrical items or hobs left switched on, in your home before you go to bed
  • Don’t overload plug sockets – keep to one plug per socket and also look out for plugs and cables that are poorly wired, as they can be dangerous
  • Always stub cigarettes out properly and dispose of them carefully. Don’t smoke in bed or anywhere you could fall asleep
  • Make sure candles are secured in a stable holder and kept away from curtains, fabrics and paper. Always put candles out before going to bed or leaving the room
  • NEVER try and tackle the fire yourself. Get out, stay out and call 999

What are THT doing

We would like to reassure you that the safety of our residents is of the upmost importance. We will continue to make regular inspections of your building to check fire safety preventative measures, such as fire alarms, are compliant. We are also in regular communication with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and will continue to act on their advice and recommendations regarding fire safety at your building.

Further information

For more information on keeping your home safe for fire click here.

 

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