Candle safety

Candles are often used for birthdays, family occasions and religious festivals.

It is safer to use battery-powered candles.

If you do use anything with a naked flame, it should be treated with care. You should:

  • never leave a burning candle unattended
  • always keep candles away from soft furnishings
  • make sure candles are secured in a proper holder, on a heat-resistant surface
  • keep candles out of reach of animals and children
  • keep candles away from hair and clothing
  • check that you extinguish candles after use
  • keep lighters and matches are out of the reach of children
  • never move a lit candle