New Fire Safety Standards affecting all Scottish homes

Legislation changed 1st February 2019, are you compliant? 

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.

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Act NowScottish Legislation - House Example

New legislation in Scotland means that all Scottish homes must have:

tickboxSmoke Alarms - in the living room, hallway and landing (and any other rooms that are most frequently used for general living purposes)

tickboxHeat Alarm - in the kitchen

tickboxSmoke and Heat alarms must be interlinked

tickboxMains powered or 10 year sealed for life battery powered alarms 

 tickboxCarbon monoxide alarm in any room with boiler, fires,  gas hob or a flue.


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Social Landlords,  Click here to download your detailed guide to the new Scottish legislation.Installers and Specifiers,  Click here to download your guide to the new Scottish legislation.


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(Remember the new law requires 10 year sealed battery or mains wired alarms to be installed. All smoke and heat alarms must be interlinked and CO alarms can be battery or interlinked).


Contact our Specification Managers, Andy Greenhorn or Gerry Weatherall, who can help ensure you stay compliant - click here for contact details.


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