New fire safety legislation within Scotland changed on 1st February 2019, this extends the already high standard of protection from fire and carbon monoxide. Private landlords were already required to protect tenants. Now, this new legislation will ensure all households, including social housing, are equally protected.
This will require the fitting of interlinked smoke and heat alarms with carbon monoxide alarms also required in all homes in Scotland. This will take place over a two-year period commencing February 2019 with the amends to the Housing (Scotland) Act and Scottish Housing Quality Standard.
Click here to visit the Scottish Government website explaining what you need to know about changes in legislation relating to fire and smoke alarms. Or, see below for a quick guide to the new Scottish Fire Safety Standards.
New legislation in Scotland means that all Scottish homes must have:
Smoke Alarms - in the living room, hallway and landing (and any other rooms that are most frequently used for general living purposes)
Heat Alarm - in the kitchen
Smoke and Heat alarms must be interlinked
Mains powered or 10 year sealed for life battery powered alarms
Carbon monoxide alarm in any room with boiler, fires, gas hob or a flue.
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