Plan your escape route

Plan Escape Route


  • Smoke makes it difficult to see when trying to escape – so plan how you’d escape in the case of a fire and then practice it with your family
  • The best exit is usually the nearest exit but make sure you have a back-up plan in case its blocked. Ground floor windows would be appropriate in this case. First floor windows are also appropriate as an alternative route if you're physically capable. 
  • Make sure everyone knows the escape plan.
  • If there’s smoke, keep as low as possible as the air’s clearer there.
  • Check doors before you open them –if they’re hot, there’s fire on the other site so use your plan B exit.
  • If you’re the last one out, close the door behind you to stop the progress of the fire.
  • Raise the alarm, call 999 once out of danger and do not re-enter the property once you have left.