Smoke Alarms & Heat Detectors for Landlords
Smoke and heat detectors, fitted correctly, save lives. Aberdeen Electricians regularly fit mains wired smoke alarms and heat detectors in properties throughout Aberdeen. By law, landlords have to ensure that their properties are safe for their tenants to live in. They must protect tenants from electrical faults via EICR and PAT testing and they must protect their tenants from fires. To do this they must ensure that they have the right number of correctly installed mains wired smoke alarms and heat alarms installed in their rented properties.
The current statutory guidance for smoke and heat alarms in rented properties in Scotland is:
- One smoke alarm in every room which is used for general daytime living purposes
- One smoke alarm in every hallway and landing
- One heat alarm in every kitchen
- All alarms should be interlinked
Mains Smoke Alarms and Heat Alarms for Homes & Businesses
Having mains wired smoke and heat alarms installed is not just for rented properties. In 2016 the Scottish fire and rescue service was called to attend over 11,000 fires which result in over 50 deaths and over 1300 injuries. Many of these deaths could have been prevented if people had has an early warning of the danger.
An audible smoke or heat detector fitted in your home or business can alert people in time for them to react. In fact if you live in a house without a fire alarm you are 2 times more likely to die in a house fire than if you live in one that has one fitted.
If you are looking for a guidance or advice on main smoke and heat alarms for your rented property, home or business, Aberdeen Electricians would love to hear from you. We will get your property fully protected in next to no time and for a highly competitive price.