Smoke Detectors

The Association has upgraded all of its properties to comply with the Housing (Scotland) Act amendments that came into force on 1 February 2022, to ensure that there is a smoke alarm in the room most frequently used for general daytime living purposes (living room), a smoke alarm in every circulation space on each storey, such as hallways and landings and a heat alarm in every kitchen. All these alarms are interlinked to provide the best standard of fire detection for our customers and we would like to thank our tenants for providing access to help us achieve this mandatory requirement.

There are 10 year sealed long-life batteries in the newly fitted alarms to interlink with the ones that are mains powered and we will carry out annual checks. However, we urge tenants to also test these alarms weekly to make sure that they are working at all times. If there appears to be a fault, you should report this to our Customer Services Team on 01382 903545. Remember it is important to keep the smoke alarm in working order – it could save your life.

Please make sure that you do not cover up your smoke detectors at any time. If there is a fire and your detector is covered then the alarm will not always be effective. If your smoke alarm is found to have been covered this will invalidate your home contents and buildings insurance.

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