Fire & Smoke Alarms - February 2022

Fire & Smoke Alarms - February 2022

George McGuire
16 / 11 / 2021
Fire Safetyalarmslegislation

The law on fire alarms is changing from February 2022. All Scottish homes will need to have interlinked alarms from this date.

Each home will require:-

  • one some alarm in the living room or the room you use most
  • one smoke alarm in every hallway or landing
  • one heat alarm in the kitchen

All smoke and heat alarms should be fitted on the ceiling and interlinked.

If you have a carbon-fuelled appliance eg boiler, fire, heater or flue in any room, you most also have a carbon monoxide detector in that room, but this does not need to be linked to the fire alarms.  

Further information is available on the Scottish Government & Scottish Fire & Rescue Service

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