Health & Safety
Essex County Fire and Rescue Service
Knowing how to reduce the risk of fire in your home is an important part of living safe and well. The Essex County Fire and Rescue service offer free Home Safety/Safe and Well Visits to any Essex resident. If you do not have working smoke alarms or have working smoke alarms but would like more information about how to live safely and securely at home.
By booking a Home Safety Visit you’re making sure your home is checked over by a fire safety specialist who will also talk to you about your individual needs and safety concerns.
The service they offer includes:
Sensory smoke alarms for the hearing impaired
Advice on home fire safety
Health & Wellbeing check & referral if required.
Electrical hazards, kitchen safety & safety in the home
Advice around cost of living
Crime prevention advice
Advice around carbon monoxide & gas safety
Fire retardant bedding
Assessment for a Portable Misting Unit for most ‘at risk’ & vulnerable residents
If you have any questions about fire safety, need to refer someone for a Safe and Well Visit, or that someone is at risk of fire, or just need some advice and guidance, please do call the Home Safety Team.
The phone line is open Monday to Friday, between 9.30am and 4pm
Phone: 0300 303 0088 (9.30am - 4pm, or leave a message out of hours)
More Information go to the website below.