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Caravan and camping safety

Stay safe and enjoy your holiday

We are working closely with Devon Fire and Rescue Service to bring you  information about fire safety when you are camping or caravanning,  please see the poster in reception.

We thought we’d also share these top tips too:

Camping and caravanning safety

  • Keep a torch handy for emergencies – NEVER USE LIGHTED CANDLES
  • Make sure you know the campsite’s fire safety arrangements and check where  the nearest telephone is

Using gas cylinders

  • Don’t use petrol or paraffin to light a solid fuel stove
  • Keep flammable liquids (such as petrol and gas cylinders) outside and away from children
  • Only change gas cylinders when they’re completely empty and store them away from caravans and vehicles
  • Make sure the gas pipe connection is secure. If you suspect a leak, turn off the main cylinder valve
  • Never smoke whilst changing your gas

What to do if there is a fire

  • Keep calm and get everyone out as quickly as you can
  • Call the fire and rescue service and give the exact location
  • Give a map reference if possible, or give a landmark such as a farm or pub

Staying in a tent

  • NEVER USE CANDLES IN OR NEAR A TENT – torches are safer
  • Keep cooking appliances away from the tent walls as they could easily set alight
  • Never cook inside a small tent
  • Don’t cook near flammable materials or long grass, they can set alight easily
  • NEVER use a disposable barbecue in your tent or bring it in after use – TOXIC FUMES WILL KILL
  • Make sure you know how to escape by cutting your way out of the tent if there is a fire
  • Make sure everyone knows how to put out clothing that’s on fire – stop, drop and roll
  • Don’t smoke inside tents
  • Keep a bucket of water or sand nearby for emergencies

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Staying in a caravan

  • Fit and test a smoke alarm in your caravan
  • Take special care when cooking – don’t leave pans unattended
  • Turn off all appliances before you go out or to bed
  • Make sure ashtrays are made of a material that can’t burn – and never smoke in bed
  • Don’t dry clothes over the stove
  • Remove any litter and rubbish near the caravan to reduce the risk of fire spreading
  • Make sure the caravan is ventilated, and never block air vents, to avoid a build up of poisonous gases. Consider keeping a fire extinguisher by the entrance, but always read the instructions before using it
  • Keep a bucket of water or sand nearby for emergencies

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Follow these simple guidelines and you’ll have a fantastic, safe holiday.

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