FIRE ALARMS IN SCOTTISH HOMES LEGISLATION (Neighbourhood Watch Scotland)

FIRE ALARMS IN SCOTTISH HOMES LEGISLATION (Neighbourhood Watch Scotland)

We are aware that residents of Dumfries & Galloway are again receiving a leaflet regarding the new smoke and heat alarm legislation.

All alarms should be ceiling mounted and interlinked.  There are two types of alarms which comply with the new standard:

Tamper proof long-life lithium battery alarms which can be bought and fitted by the householder themselves or
 
Mains-wired alarms which should be installed by a qualified electrician.

Both types of alarms can be interlinked by radio frequency and do not need wi-fi.

Further information can be found on the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service leaflet which is attached or can be viewed at:

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

https://www.firescotland.gov.uk/your-safety/for-householders/fire-and-smoke-alarms-in-scottish-homes.aspx

https://www.firescotland.gov.uk/news-campaigns/news/2020/11/alarm-legislation-changes-and-information.aspx

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service continue to offer free home fire safety visits and information on this can be viewed at:

https://www.firescotland.gov.uk/your-safety/for-householders/home-fire-safety-visit.aspx

Scottish Government

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

Assistance Available

If you are older or disabled, you may qualify for assistance from your local Care and Repair service. The Dumfries & Galloway Office can be contacted at:

Huntingdon
27 Moffat Road
Dumfries
DG1 1NN
T/01387 321310
Email: careandrepair@loreburn.org.uk

To be eligible for support from Care & Repair, you must live and own your home with a Council Tax banding of A-C. You must also either be of state pension age and in receipt of guaranteed Pension Credit or have a disability and be in a support group for Employment and Support Allowance.