Microwave, cookers and Electrics

Cookers and microwaves

  • Never leave your cooking unattended.

  • Don’t get distracted while cooking.

  • Take care when frying - hot oil or fat can easily catch fire​.

  • Keep electrical leads, tea towels and cloths away from your cooker.

  • Keep your oven, hob and grill clean. A build up of fat and grease can easily catch fire.

  • Don't put anything metallic, such as cutlery or tin cans inside the microwave.

  • Never put a sponge or dishcloth in the microwave to sterilise it - it could catch fire.

  • Take care if you are wearing loose clothing whilst cooking with gas - this can easily catch fire.

  • If clothes do catch fire, don’t run. Remember ‘stop, drop and roll’.

  • Never cook if you’ve taken medication, drugs or alcohol that make you tired or drowsy.


  • Keep electrical leads and appliances away from water.

  • Check the toaster is clean and away from curtains and kitchen rolls.

  • Turn off electrical appliances when they are not being used and service them regularly.

  • Don't overload sockets - only use one plug in each socket.

  • If you have to use more than one plug per socket, use a fused adaptor and keep the total output to no more than 13 amps.