Changes to Fire Safety Laws

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Not sure if everyone is aware of this important change to the law?

As of February 2022, you will need to have the right smoke/heat and carbon monoxide alarms fitted in your home.

Basically you need to have a set of interlinked alarms in your house.

The kitchen needs a heat sensor and your living room and hallways require smoke alarms.

A Carbon monoxide alarm is also required but only applies if you have a gas fire or boiler (this doesn’t need to be interlinked) .

These can either be fitted (wired by an electrician) or radio linked (these can easily be fitted yourself if you want).

We are looking into getting a set of units that are interlinked and have a sealed for life 10 year battery and will post a link once we find a cheap reliable option that you can fit yourself.

Links to further information

ScotGov – Changes to fire safety laws

Scottish Fire & Rescue Service – Fire and Smoke Alarms in Scottish Homes

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