Fires can be extremely frightening experiences that can cause extensive damage to static caravans. To keep you and your holiday home safe, it’s important to follow a number of fire safety precautions in order to prevent the worst from happening.
There’s a number of things you can do to ensure fire safety in your static caravan.
It’s important to ensure you have the essential fire safety items fitted in your static caravan. Take the time to fit a smoke alarm in your static caravan as well as a carbon monoxide detector. If you already have these fitted, run regular tests to ensure they are working as they should be.
Another great fire safety recommendation is to keep a dry powder fire extinguisher within your static caravan at all times, as well as a fire blanket. They could potentially save lives, so it’s important to have them.
Know what to do
Speak to your static caravan site about what fire safety systems and routines they have in place. Ensure you know what to do should a fire happen anywhere on site. It’s also important to remember that there should be around a five-metre space between you and your neighbours to help prevent fires from quickly spreading.
Get appliances checked
As you would in your permanent residence or business, it’s important to get your static caravan’s gas and electric appliances checked every single year by a Gas Safety Engineer. You should also replace any appliances that could be deemed dangerous.
Keep gas cylinders outside
If your caravan has a gas cylinder, keep it outside. If you ever suspect a gas leak inside, it’s important to turn off all appliances and the main cylinder valve. You should proceed to open all windows and contact the site manager or a gas engineer.
Have a plan
Fires can spread extremely quickly, and your first priority should be getting yourself, and everyone else, out safely. Put together a fire safety plan and ensure you let everyone know what they need to do. Be careful not to block any escape routes and check window and door hinges are in good working order in the case that they will need to be your escape route.
Fires are rare occurrences and following the right safety precautions can ensure you don’t fall victim, though it’s always a good idea to be prepared.
At Retreat Caravan Park, we have a range of beautiful holiday homes available for ownership. If you’re interested in purchasing your very own static caravan, or for all static caravan enquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact the team today via our contact page or by calling us on 01278 795006.