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SFRS New Legislation - Domestic Smoke Detection

Alert message sent 19/10/2020 13:26:00

Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch Scotland


The attached information is being circulated on behalf of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and details the forthcoming requirements regarding fire and smoke alarms in Scottish homes. These regulations come into force in February 2021.
 
To clarify, the new 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 alarms should be ceiling mounted and interlinked. There is also a requirement for carbon monoxide detectors to be fitted where there is a carbon-fuelled appliance (such as boilers, fires (including open fires), heaters and stoves) or a flue.
 
The following Scottish Government links provide additional guidance :-
 
https://www.gov.scot/publications/fire-and-smoke-alarms-in-scottish-homes/
 
https://www.gov.scot/publications/fire-and-smoke-alarms-tolerable-standard-guidance/
 
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Willie Clark (NHWN, National Co - ordinator, NW Scotland)
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