Clocks spring forward – so check your smoke alarm!

This Sunday, 25 March, The UK will switch to British Summer Time (BST) at 1am on Sunday morning, meaning people will effectively lose an hour’s sleep. The change, also known as daylight saving time, will mean there is more daylight in the evenings but less in the mornings.

Cllr. Allan Knox said, “Most electronic devices these days will change the time for you, so you’ve no need to worry  but most of us have at least one clock or watch that we need to change manually.”

When changing your clocks manually, it is also a good time to check the batteries in your smoke alarm.

Allan Knox added, “Working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms can save your loved ones’ lives as well as your own.”

“Early detection of fires saves lives and can reduce damage to house and contents. Smoke alarms provide the best early warning system in the event of a fire by combining smoke detection and alarm sounding in one unit. Statistics show that fewer deaths or serious injuries occur in households where smoke alarms are installed and maintained.”

For further a free Home fire safety check and smoke alarm contact Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service.

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