British Summer Time (BST) officially starts this weekend.
The clocks change in an attempt to get the most of the light. Remember the saying “Spring forward, fall backwards”. Clocks go forward by one hour on Sunday March 30 2014 at 1am. Its Mothers Day as well – so no excuse for forgetting either of them.
Lancashire Firefighters would also like to remind everyone as part of their Fire Kills campaign,
The Fire Kills campaign is again encouraging people to test their smoke alarms when they change their clocks this coming clock change weekend. The ‘TICK TOCK TEST’, will help remind us all of the need to test our smoke alarms at this time of year.
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service is determined to prevent as many deaths as possible and make sure people test their alarms when the clocks change on 30 March.
Lancashire’s Chief Fire Officer Chris Kenny said:
“Tick, Tock, Test is straight talking, easy to remember and intrinsically links clock change weekend to testing your smoke alarm.
“Everyone soon notices when a clock stops ticking, but it’s not so easy to be sure that your smoke alarm is still in working order. Whether the battery is flat, has been used for a kid’s toy or the connection is loose, everyone should take the time to test. And, as over half the people who died in home fires last year were 65 years old or above, this is also a perfect opportunity to test alarms for older relatives who might find it hard to reach their alarms but are at greater risk.
“By pushing the ‘test’ button on every smoke alarm, you could save the lives of your nearest and dearest – children, parents and friends alike.”
So when changing your clock(s), remember – Tick, Tock, Test!