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Every year in Australia, on average 64 people lose their lives in preventable house fires*.

Did you know that in every workplace, legislation exists to keep employees, clients and visitors safe?

In your home, you are responsible for the fire safety of those you care most about.

The MFS has prepared an easy to use checklist to compare your home with a legislation governed workplace.

Download the PDF checklist here and complete it.

This PDF file may open in a browser. For an interactive version of the checklist open using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Get it here: https://get.adobe.com/reader/. 

If you’re not sure about whether you have sufficient fire safety practices for your loved ones, call the MFS Community Engagement team during business hours to discuss the best options for your home.

Phone 8204 3611 or country callers 1300 737 637.
Email your enquiry to samfscommunitysafety@sa.gov.au

* Source: Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC – Preventable Residential Fire Fatalities in Australia July 2003 to June 2017.

Download the checklist here: (PDF, 895KB)

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Finding more time around the house? Take the opportunity to address your home fire safety.


  • Address home security. Ensure that your home security measures don’t prevent you from safely evacuating during a house fire.
  • Are you a smoker? Implement our smoking safety tips to prevent a fire.


Working from home tips


Working from home? Avoid electrical hazards. Our top tips are:


  • Don’t overload power boards.
  • Don’t charge laptops, tablets and mobile phones in bedding or soft furniture. Choose a sturdy, non flammable surface away from combustibles that’s well ventilated.
  • Ensure electrical cords aren’t covered by rugs or pinched by furniture.


The MFS has plenty of Home Fire Safety information to keep you busy – and safe.