Jess is running late
It’s been a long week and Jess is getting ready for a night out.
“ding ding ding”
The alarm goes. Quickly she does the maths.
“They said meet at 8 so 30 minutes on the bus, ten minutes walk to the bus. Leave here by 7.20 so …”
She glances at the clock and swears under her breath. She’s running late.
No matter, nothing a bit of multi-tasking can’t fix.
No time for dinner. A quick piece of toast will tide her over till she gets to the venue. It’s one of those gastropub type things so they’ll have stuff to eat.
She plugs in the toaster, pops in four slices.
“Right where’s the new trousers”
Spotting them over the back of a chair she sighs. They’ll need ironed. Quickly she pours some water into the iron and plugs it in.
As it heats up she does some more maths. “If I put the hair straighteners on to heat now, by the time I’m done with the shower they’ll be good to go”.
She plugs them in and quickly goes to work with the iron. Soon the trousers are ready. Putting down the iron she runs to the back of the house to shower.
As she turns the shower on she stops. That’s an awful lot of things loaded on that wee extension lead …
Is Jess right to worry?
Well she should also worry about leaving the iron and hair straighteners unintended as this is never a good idea but for now let’s look at the extension lead.
Is it overloaded?
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service recommend not using more than 13 amps of electricity on an extension lead at any one time so the question is how many amps is Jess using?
What will you do for Fire Safety Day and SFRS's Week of Action?
If, like Jess, you’re short on time why not try our bronze activities? Some of these take no time at all.
If you have a bit more time why not try some of our silver activities?
Convince a local radio station or newsletter to publish a fire safety article.
If you’ve done all these and are looking for more, have a go at some of our gold activities.
Arrange for five of your Neighbourhood Watch members to test their smoke alarms.
Fit a carbon monoxide detector in your home and arrange for 5 other Neighbourhood Watch members to fit one in their homes. Get more information on carbon monoxide here http://www.carbonmonoxidesafety.org.uk/