Tips & tricks

Stay safe and snug this winter

Winter has arrived and we're already reaching for the thermostat.

Did you know that heating is the second-highest cause of home fires in Tasmania? Keep safe and warm in your home with our top tips:

  • Install smoke alarms and test them regularly. 
  • Devise an escape plan and make sure everyone knows. Practice it from time to time, so you know exactly how to get out in an emergency.
  • Keep matches and lighters out of reach of children. 
  • Make sure your house and window keys are easily accessible. 
  • Never smoke in bed or leave candles and other open flames unattended. 
  • Switch off and unplug appliances when not in use. 
  • Don't overload your powerpoints and invest in some power boards with surge protection. 
  • Clean the lint filter of your clothes dryer after every use.
  • Keep at least one fire extinguisher and fire blanket within easy reach. Store them away from heat sources.

If a fire does take hold, get yourself and family/pets out and don't go back in for belongings. Dial 000 and wait for the fire service.

Take a look at our home and contents insurance to give you peace of mind for one of your biggest investments.