Scottish Legislation for Fire and Smoke Alarms.

The Scottish government announced in February 2019 that they intended to introduce new regulations to improve fire safety in homes. These regulations proposed that every home in Scotland would be required to have interlinked smoke and carbon monoxide alarms installed. The interlinking would mean that if one alarm is triggered, all alarms within the property would sound.

The legislation was initially set to come into effect in February 2021, but it was later delayed to February 2022 to allow homeowners and landlords more time to comply with the new requirements. However, please note that there may have been updates or changes to this legislation beyond my knowledge cutoff date.

To ensure you have the most accurate and up-to-date information, we recommend checking the official Scottish government websites, local authorities, or consulting with relevant professionals such as housing associations or fire safety experts for the latest details on fire and smoke alarm legislation in Scotland.

Visit the Gov.Scot website to see Scottish legislation in full.

From February 2022 All Homes Must Have:

  • Smoke alarms in every circulation space on each storey, such as hallways and landings
  • Smoke alarms installed in the room most frequently used for general daytime living purpose
  • Heat alarms installed in every kitchen
  • All smoke and heat alarms should be interlinked
  • Carbon monoxide alarms to be fitted where there is a fuel burning appliance or a flue
  • This applies to ALL homeowners and landlords

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