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Achieve compliance with the extension to the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 and Approved Document J with FireAngel Specification.

Legislation surrounding smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in England will soon apply to socially rented properties, in addition to privately rented homes.

To support you in providing the highest standard of protection for residents, we’ve outlined the key changes you should be aware of to comply with the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 from October 1st 2022.

Alarm requirements: what will change?

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015

Once the extended regulations are made law, smoke alarm must be installed on each storey of a property. A carbon monoxide (CO) alarm must also be installed in any room with a fixed combustion appliance or when a fixed combustion appliance is fitted. This includes boilers, fire and water heaters, but excludes gas cookers.

Landlords must also repair or replace alarms when notified of a fault, but regular alarm testing will remain the responsibility of the resident. The smoke and CO alarms must comply with BS EN 14604 (Smoke) and EN 50291-1 (CO) and carry a British or European approval mark, such as a Kitemark.

Achieve compliance with Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015

FireAngel Specification includes a mains-powered multi-sensor smoke alarm and enhanced heat alarm, which comply to a Grade D1 category and contain a 10 year Lithium battery back-up.

Complying to a Grade F1 category, the battery-powered multi-sensor smoke alarm and enhanced heat alarm feature a 10 year sealed for life lithium battery.

A battery-powered carbon monoxide alarm, with advanced sensing technology and a 10 year sealed for life lithium battery will also increase protection for residents. By adding FireAngel’s Smart RF Radio Module into each device, either upon initial installation or at a later date, every alarm can be wirelessly interlinked onto a private network.

This provides faster alerts within a property, as when one alarm sounds, they all sound.

As both FireAngel Specification mains and battery-powered devices can be meshed together onto a single network to create a hybrid system, it eliminates the requirement for costly and time consuming channelling or trunking.

Taking protection to the next level

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015

The mixed system capability can also be continuously expanded to include additional safety products, as and when required. This delivers cost-effective adaptability that delivers maximum protection, tailored to the requirements of each rental property.

The addition of a Connected Gateway also provides instant visibility of every device across the entire system, without requiring physical access to the properties.

A complete network health check can be achieved with one simple click, creating a printable pdf maintenance report to demonstrate due diligence and compliance, whilst also streamlining the service and maintenance processes.

Designed with installers in mind, the network of easy to install alarms delivers maximum protection for all types of residential properties in a cost efficient and effective way.

FireAngel Specification is available nationwide from all wholesale trade outlets. For more information, please contact your local specification manager.