Community Safety Officer fits smoke alarm to the ceiling

Book a Home Safety Visit

Knowing how to reduce the risk of fire in your home is an important part of living safe and well. We offer free Home Safety Visits to all Essex residents. If you do not have working smoke alarms, or have working smoke alarms but would like more information about how to live safely and securely at home, book one of our free visits today.

Our Services

By booking a Home Safety Visit you’re making sure your home is checked over by a fire safety specialist who will also talk to you about your individual needs and safety concerns. The easiest way to book a visit, either for you or someone you know, is to use our online booking form or call our Home Safety Team. 

The service we offer includes:

  • Smoke alarms
  • Sensory smoke alarms for the hearing impaired
  • Advice on home fire safety
  • Health & Wellbeing check & referral if required
  • Electrical hazards, kitchen safety & safety in the home
  • Advice around cost of living
  • Crime prevention advice
  • Advice around carbon monoxide & gas safety
  • Fire retardant bedding
  • Assessment for a Portable Misting Unit for most ‘at risk’ & vulnerable residents
  • Training for carers
A home fire safety office sits on sofa in living room, offering safety advice
"I just wanted to send a thank you note to your team - a gentlemen visited my mother’s house yesterday. He was very knowledgeable and kind. My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s last July and I am trying to make her house as safe as possible. She is 88 and lives alone. The Officer spent time going through everything and I took down two pages of useful notes and numbers to contact for various other forms of help. Thanks”.

Essex resident, Jan 2024

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