Fire detection equipment compulsory for all homes in Scotland

If you are a landlord or property owner, do you have plans in place to ensure your property is compliant with the proposed changes to the Housing (Scotland) Act?

Following the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, Scottish Government are implementing new legislation which affects the requirements for fire detection equipment. The proposed changes to the Housing (Scotland) Act will require all homes in Scotland – not just new-build and private rented housing – to be fitted with fire detection equipment.

Currently, the most rigorous standards are applied to new-build and private rented homes. But when the law is updated in autumn 2018, the requirement for ceiling-mounted smoke and heat alarms will be applied to all homes in Scotland.

In practical terms, the law will require all homes to;

  • have at least one smoke alarm installed in the room most frequently used
  • have at least one smoke alarm in spaces such as hallways and landings
  • have at least one heat alarm in every kitchen
  • have a carbon monoxide detector

If passed, the legislation will come into force in Autumn 2018 and will provide two years grace to comply, after which it will be compulsory.

Campbell & Kennedy cover all aspects of the fire industry, including installation and maintenance of fire detection equipment. We have a national infrastructure, with a team of fully qualified engineers who ensure our work is carried out in line with the latest British Standards.

We are leaders in providing:

  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fire detection equipment
  • Fire risk assessements
  • Fire safety training
  • Dry riser testing and installation

Additionally, we can also provide comprehensive health and safety training and assessments for IOSH and NEBOSH Accreditation.

For advice or further information on fire safety and what we can do to help please call us on 0141 435 7774 or email commercial@campbellkennedy.co.uk

 

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