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:
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
• Be of state pension age and in receipt of Guarantee Pension Credit
• 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.