Be extra flippin’ careful this Pancake Day

pancake day security

­­Be extra flippin’ careful this Pancake Day

Cooking is one of the leading causes of house fires and fire-related injuries, so this Shrove Tuesday follow our top tips to keep you and your family safe in the kitchen – however this won’t guarantee the quality of your pancakes 😉

How to prevent kitchen fires

  • Test your smoke alarm before you proceed to cook.
  • Always pay attention
  • Always switch off the cooker when leaving it unattended
  • Keep flammable items away from the cooker
  • Supervise children in the kitchen at all times

In case of an emergency:

  • Do not attempt to move something on fire, and never throw water on it.
  • If possible, turn off the heat.
  • Get everyone out of the building.
  • Call the emergency services.

For more advice regarding fires in the kitchen, and fire safety in general, visit the fire safety advice centre on

Car Break-in near Dorchester

Dorset Police have initiated an investigation following a car break-in near Dorchester. A thief proceeded to steal several items including a handbag, phone and keys having successfully broken into the car parked near Hardy’s Monument near Dorchester.

Owning a vehicle always presents the risk of it being broken into or stolen, regardless of age, make and model. In addition to locking your car, there are various other methods for further protecting your car and its contents.

  • When out and about it is ideal to park your car in a well-lit area or in clear view of a security camera.

  • It is important to remove valuable items such as wallets, phones and sat-navs from your vehicle. Don’t forget to remove sat-nav holders and any suction marks on the windscreen which may indicate there are valuables in the car.

  • Although most cars are fitted with an alarm and immobiliser, it is wise to consider further security features such as steering wheel locks and tracking devices.

For further advice regarding vehicle security visit our blog post at As well as vehicle security, you should always be conscious of your home security. The local Locksmiths in Dorchester are all CRB checked and fully assessed and accredited by industry experts. If you require any locksmith services, simply call our reliable and trustworthy Locksmiths in Dorchester on 01305 230 329 or visit