A matter of life or death? Why it’s so important to use kitchen appliances properly

28 Apr 2021
By Unite Students, Staff writer at The Common Room

Did you know that 48% of building fires in England start with cooking appliances? That’s more than 12,000 fires across the period of one year.

It’s a scary number, isn’t it? In any ordinary household, a fire could put several people at risk. But in student accommodation, you may be sharing your home with hundreds of other people. Act irresponsibly, and you could be risking their health, as well as your own.

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Staff writer at The Common Room