SELECT helps consumers understand new alarm regulations

SELECT has launched an essential guide to help the public understand new regulations about smoke, fire and carbon monoxide alarms.

Under the new laws, all homes in Scotland must have an effective interlinked warning system in place by 1 February 2021.

To help comply with the new ruling, which came into effect in February 2019, SELECT has produced an eight-page brochure that gives clear step-by-step guidance on exactly what is required.

Designed to be handed out to consumers and landlords by SELECT Members, it identifies the types of fire and smoke alarms specified for use and exactly where they should – and shouldn’t – be installed around the home.

The guide, which has been developed in partnership with Aico, also provides similar advice about the location of carbon monoxide alarms, as well as giving an introduction to the Tolerable Standard and Repairing Standard.

Dave Forrester, Head of Technical Services at SELECT, said: “Although consumers and landlords don’t need to comply with the new regulations until 2021, it is vital to raise awareness about exactly what needs to be done.

“This new support tool is designed to give an easy-to-follow overview of the changes, helping people across Scotland understand what they have to do and why. Our Technical team are also happy to help with any further enquiries.”

  • The leaflet can be downloaded here. For print copies, call SELECT on 0131 445 5577.
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