As the heatwave continues to brighten up our days here in Wales, it’s hard to think of any negatives to this blistering heat (apart from the obvious desire to head to the nearest beer garden!). But, when it comes to fire safety, high temperatures can bring its own set of fire risks. Below, we explore a few fire safety concerns associated with sunnier times, showing you how to limit the risk of a fire at your property.

Dry waste

Whether it be in the office or at home, you will no doubt produce dry waste. In extreme heat, dry waste can work as kindling. This is why disposing of it quickly and in the right fashion is a must!


It’s only natural to fire up the barbecue when the sunshine rears its head. However, with naked flames, barbecues are inevitably a fire risk. When operating a barbecue, we recommend taking on these tips:

  • Ensure the bar where is 100% distinguished before entering the house at night.
  • Never leave the barbecue unattended
  • Keep all children away from the barbecue


When the weather heats up, it is important that you do not overload your plug sockets. Overloaded sockets are one of the most common reasons for electrical fires at homes and commercial premises.

Fire doors

You will understandably want to open up the windows and doors on the warmer days, especially in the office where it can get stuffy and too hot to handle! But, if you have fire doors without fire door retainers, you must never prop them open!

In need of fire safety services?

Here at Twenty4 Fire and Security, we specialise in fire safety services and equipment installation, having helped thousands of commercial and residential customers during our time in business. Our fire safety services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Fire alarms
  • Fire doors
  • Smoke detectors
  • Wireless alarms
  • Fire risk assessments
  • Fire extinguishers

To discuss any of our fire safety services, get in touch and a member of our sales team will assist you with your enquiry.