Keeping Children Safe Around the Fireplace

There’s nothing more relaxing than getting warm and cosy next to a fireplace. While the temperatures are still cold outside, many families all over the country will use fireplaces to heat up their homes and ensure that everyone stays warm and cosy. However, it’s important to remember that fireplaces pose a potential safety risk to children, and therefore it’s important that we take extra steps to ensure our children are safe around the fireplace.

Supervise children

Children are curious by nature. They are fascinated by fire, whether it’s blowing out birthday candles or watching the flames dance in the fire, young children are often fascinated by a fire burning brightly. Children should be supervised when they are near a fireplace while the fire is in use. It’s important to educate your children on fire safety from a young age, teaching them not to go too close to a fire and the danger of doing so.

Use a fireguard

Putting up a fireguard in front of your fire will provide some extra protection and keep your children away from dangerous flames. Fireguards come in a variety of different styles and colours to match a range of fireplaces and designs, so you’re guaranteed to find a fireguard that matches the rest of your room decor.

Top fireplace safety tips

Follow our quick tips below to ensure your children stay safe when around the fireplace:

  • Don’t let children play near the fireplace
  • Keep your fire escape route clear of toys and other obstructions
  • Do not leave children unsupervised or alone around the fire
  • Make sure the chimney is checked annually by a professional
  • Make sure fireplace tools and accessories are out of reach of children
  • Never leave a fire in the fireplace unattended. Always make sure it is completely out before bed or leaving the house
  • Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and make sure they are tested monthly

At Fireplace Superstore, we have the ideal fireplace for every setting. We’re proud to be one of the leading fireplace companies in Stockport, offering a range of beautiful fireplaces and fireplace accessories. Visit our website to start shopping today.