How to prepare for Scottish Government’s new fire alarm regulations

In early 2021, Scottish Government will make it a requirement for all domestic properties to have interlinked smoke and heat detectors in specified areas. If you look after a residential property you need to act fast, as alarms will need to be compliant by next February.

What are the new regulations?

Scottish Government’s new fire and smoke alarm regulations will require households to have one smoke alarm in the most frequently used room, one smoke alarm in each circulation area (such as hallways and landings) and a heat alarm in every kitchen. All of these alarms must be interlinked, and ceiling mounted.

Who do these regulations apply to?

All homeowners and landlords will need to comply with these new regulations. They apply to every domestic home and are designed to ensure that an increased level of safety level is adhered to in both rented and private homes.

What’s the easiest way to stay compliant?

Our Full Compliance Package is the perfect solution for Councils and Letting Agents that need to adhere to this new legislation. This straightforward package will ensure all your compliance and certification needs are taken care of by one company, helping you save time and money. It will also ensure legal and insurance requirements are met.

The Full Compliance Package includes:

  • Fixed Wire Testing
    These tests will ensure your electrical wiring conforms to regulations and are fully-compliant.
  • PAT Testing
    This involves the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use.
  • Smoke Detection Installation
    All maintenance or installation works will meet the latest fire safety standards and regulations.
  • Legionella Testing
    The water system will be tested to ensure there are no traces of legionella.

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