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New Fire Safety Standards

New Fire Safety Standards

The Scottish Government has now confirmed that all associations in Scotland must meet the new standard for fire safety by February 2021.

Currently, all Association properties have mains wired smoke alarms, which are replaced as required or when they reach their 10 year life span, whichever is sooner.

The new standard requires that every home has:

 one smoke alarm installed in the room most frequently used for general daytime living purposes;

 one smoke alarm in every circulation space on each storey, such as hallways and landings;

 one heat alarm installed in every kitchen;

 all smoke and heat alarms to be ceiling mounted; and

 all smoke and heat alarms to be interlinked.

The Association will be working towards compliance during 2019.

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