Advice for Visitors

This information provides some basic fire safety guidance for visitors to Scotland during the Championships.

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In hotels, accommodation and public buildings including Championships venues:

  • Ensure you know the fire safety arrangements and escape routes of any accommodation you are staying in or buildings you are visiting
  • Write down your address so you can give accurate information in the event of a fire
  • Do not overload electrical sockets - try to keep to one plug per socket
  • Use the correct adaptor plug suitable for the UK
  • Don't use electrical equipment with loose wires or scorch marks
  • Keep matches and lighters in a safe place
  • Ensure that all lighted materials (such as cigarettes) are disposed of and extinguished properly
  • Never leave cooking unattended

We know that most people will enjoy socialising during the Championships.  Please avoid cooking or smoking in your accommodation afterwards as alcohol has been proven to increase your risk of a fire.

If you discover a fire or hear the fire alarm:

  • Sound the alarm (break-glass call point) - if you discover a fire
  • Leave the building
  • Report to your assembly point
  • Make sure the Fire and Rescue Service has been called – phone 999 and give the full address of the premises

At home or in rented accommodation:

  • 60% of house fires are caused when cooking – don’t leave switched on cookers unattended
  • When cooking or smoking avoid alcohol consumption or use of drugs including prescription medication
  • Make sure there is at least one working smoke alarm in each level of your home and test these regularly
  • Discuss how you and your family would escape if a fire started – have a home fire escape plan and practice regularly

For further information on keeping your home safe from fire and to arrange a free Home Fire Safety Visit.