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Home Safety Quiz

Hi everyone, in these difficult times, we thought it would be a good idea to have a fun but educational quiz. So, below we’ve put one together to test your knowledge of safety in the home. The place where most of us find ourselves at the moment!

Have a look at the 10 statements and jot down your answers. Then scroll down to the bottom of the page and see how many you got right. They are all either True or False.

It’s a bit of fun but informative at the same time. If you learn something from it, then that can only be a good thing.

We’ve also included a score rating from 0-10, so, be honest and NO PEEKING UNTIL YOU’VE ANSWERED ALL THE QUESTIONS!!


FALSE, it’s recommended that they are tested once a week.
FALSE, smoke alarms have a Test button. With your feet on the ground, press to test, then release.
TRUE, it’s an electrical item that is needlessly running. If an issue develops, you’re far less likely to be aware of it when you’re sleeping.
FALSE, cooking should never be left unattended. If you leave the kitchen, you may become distracted and a dangerous situation might develop.
TRUE, if any item of electrical equipment shows signs of damage, you should replace it ASAP.
FALSE, Carbon Monoxide is invisible. A working Carbon Monoxide detector close to your boiler will alert you if a problem occurs. An odour agent is present, however, you can become de-sensitised and not pick up on it.
TRUE, and that goes for every person you share your home with. Each of you should have a defined understanding of exactly what you should do in the event of a fire.

It’s the 3 Outs. Get out, call the Fire Service out and stay out.

If you haven’t done so already, then have that conversation today!!

FALSE, there are far safer ways of cooking chips than using an open chip pan. Deep fat fryers, grilling and oven-baking all allow you to regulate the temperature.
TRUE, they are not friends and do not like to be mixed together. It’s extremely dangerous for water and electricity to be near each other.
FALSE, you may be aware of it but other people aren’t. Who’s to say somebody else won’t trip over it and get injured? Easily prevented by getting it fixed or replaced.


0-3  – No time to waste. Make sure you brush up on all aspects of safety in your home.

4-6  – Not a bad effort but plenty of room for improvement. Start now!

7-8  – Good scoring. Keep it up but fill in the gaps in your understanding.

9-10  – Want a job? Top of the class but don’t get complacent.


The patent for the first fire hydrant was destroyed in a fire at the U.S. Patent Office in December 1836, so nobody is entirely sure who actually invented it!!



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