The law on fire alarms is changing from February 2022 which means all Scottish homes will need to have interlinked alarms. Interlinked means if one alarm goes off, they all go off, so you will always hear an alarm wherever you are in your home.
By February 2022 every home must have:
- One smoke alarm in the living room or the room most frequently use
- One smoke alarm in every hallway or landing
- One heat alarm in the kitchen
All smoke and heat alarms should be mounted on the ceiling and be interlinked.
If you have a carbon-fuelled appliance – like a boiler, fire, heater, or flue – in any room, you must also have a carbon monoxide detector in that room, but this does not need to be linked to the fire alarms.
The Association has started and completed this work in a number of our properties and will be working towards compliance for all of our tenanted stock before February 2022. Our Contractor DRM Electrical Contractors will be carrying out this work and will be contacting our tenants to arrange access. It is essential that you provide access so this work can be completed.