Winter is here!
Here are some top tips for heater safety:
Follow warning labels on all heating appliances
Turn off all heating devices when leaving the house
Allow for at least 1 metre clearance around the heater
Anchor heater to wall or floor, if possible
Keep heater away from flammable materials such as curtains and carpets
Use guards for fireplaces and heaters
If your gas heater has a bad odour or a sooty and/or yellow flame stop using it and get it professionally serviced.
Do not use outdoor heaters or charcoal heaters inside. These are extremely dangerous and could cause carbon monoxide (gas) poisoning. For more information visit Product Safety Australia.
Remember to check your fire alarms and replace batteries if needed.
Source: Product Safety Australia