Interlinked Alarms – New Fire Safety Legislation
Attached is an information leaflet that I would urge you to read from the Fire Service, it contains full details on the type of fire alarms required. I have also outlined below some of the rules and useful links:
· 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
Where there is a carbon-fuelled appliance (such as boilers, fires (including open fires) and heaters) or a flue, a carbon monoxide detector is also required which does not need to be linked to the fire alarms.
You can find more information on the new fire alarms legislation, including answers to the most commonly asked questions, on the Scottish Government website:
If you still have questions on the alarms and what you need for your home contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
For advice on fire safety or to request a Home Fire Safety Visit, contact the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service on 0800 0731 999 or visit their website.