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Changing Regulations for Fire Alarms

The domestic Fire Alarm regulations in Scotland are changing and this will affect how we install fire systems in the future. According to www.gov.scot*, from February 2022, the new standard requires:

  • 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 alarms should be ceiling mounted and interlinked.

Where there is a carbon-fuelled appliance (such as boilers, fires (including open fires) and heaters) or a flue, a carbon monoxide detector is also required which does not need to be linked to the fire alarm.

Having a Fire Alarm System designed and installed by Pointer, means that you can be safe in the knowledge that your system follows the latest strict government guidelines, providing you with a system that is reliable when you need it the most. 

If you think that your Fire Alarm system needs an update then do not hesitate to get in touch with one of our experienced advisors who can talk you through the process.

*https://www.gov.scot/publications/fire-and-smoke-alarms-in-scottish-homes/