Sight Difficulties

Put a coloured sticker on your smoke alarm if you have trouble seeing it to test it. Consider fitting bumpons (also known as plastic blisters) to appliances as a way of making sure they are switched off properly. For more information, watch the bumpon film, courtesy of RNIB, below.

  • Unplug and check electrical leads regularly by touch. If they are frayed or faulty don’t plug them in or switch them on.
  • If electrics are giving off a burning smell, turn them off and unplug them immediately.
  • You may also want to consider placing a tactile indicator along your escape route to make it easier to find the exit.

For further advice and support contact Vista and RNIB.


For more information on fire safety, see the leaflet below: