Having a lovely warm cosy fire is wonderful for the family to enjoy in these colder months, but if you have young children there are certain preventative measures you must take to keep you and your family safe at all times.

Child By Fireplace


A fireguard or barrier is a must to keep little ones away from an open fire. Even if you have a wood burning stove you should use a fireguard as the door and handle can get extremely hot when the flames get going.

Carbon monoxide detector

A carbon monoxide alarm is a legal requirement if you have a fire, and should be installed in any room containing a solid fuel burning appliance’, e.g a coal fire or wood burning stove. Carbon monoxide is an odourless, colourless, and tasteless gas that is near impossible to identify without a proper detector. Do check the batteries on a regular basis to ensure that it’s fully operational.

Traditional firelighting methods

Utensils used to traditionally light a fire, such as matches and chemical firelighters can be potentially harmful to young children, particularly if they are left lying around the fireplace. If you use matches or chemical firelighters, ensure that they are put out of arms reach from young children.  However, thanks to the Grenadier Electric Firelighter, there’s now a safer and more efficient way to light a fire.


Grenadier Firelighter – safety first

With its all-metal construction, ‘BEAB-Approved’ European Safety Mark, Hetas-approved and a removable safety key, the Grenadier has built an unsurpassed safety record through decades of domestic use.

The Grenadier can only be switched on using the detachable safety key, which can easily be left out of sight from young children – and you won’t even need to use paper, matches or chemical firelighters ever again. Simply plug in, insert the safety key and turn on. Once the fire is lit, you can store The Grenadier out of sight for extra peace of mind.

To see a demonstration of The Grenadier Electric Firelighter, view our video here >>