SERVICES – FIRE & SMOKE ALARM INSTALLATIONS

NEW FIRE AND SMOKE ALARM STANDARDS

New domestic fire regulations are coming into force in February 2022, but flexibility is being provided for people to fit the necessary alarms within a ‘reasonable period’ after this time. They apply to every domestic property in Scotland and it is the responsibility of the property owner to meet the new standards.

The standard requires:-

• One smoke alarm installed in the room most frequently used for general daytime living purposes

One smoke alarm in every circulation space on each storey, such as hallways and landings

One heat alarm installed in every kitchen

All smoke and heat alarms should be ceiling mounted and interlinked.

Where there is a carbon-fuelled appliance such as a gas boiler, an open fire or a gas heater present, a carbon monoxide detector is also required, which does not need to be linked to the fire alarms.

For detailed information from the Scottish Government, visit:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/fire-and-smoke-alarms-in-scottish-homes

 

HOW CAN WE HELP?

Care & Repair can supply and install a compliant interlinked system free of charge through a Scottish Government initiative, providing you meet their qualifying criteria. You must:-

· Live in and own your home which must be within council tax bands A-C

  AND

Be of state pension age and in receipt of Guarantee Pension Credit

  OR

Have a disability and be in a support group for Employment and Support Allowance

Please note, we successfully bid for a limited proportion of the funding for Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and Inverclyde, and it will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

The general package includes 5 battery operated AICO products – 3 Radiolink smoke alarms, 1 Radiolink heat alarm and 1 standalone CO alarm.