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Offline Owain

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Smoke alarm rules to apply to all homes in Scotland
« on: March 18, 2018, 03:30:39 PM »
All homes in Scotland are set to have a minimum number of smoke alarms after a 30-year-old law is amended. Changes to the Housing (Scotland) Act are being made in the wake of the Grenfell Tower blaze in which 71 died.

There will be a 10-year age limit for alarms and all alarms will have to be ceiling-mounted, and should be interlinked.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-43443725

The move appears to be popular with electricians  :)

https://www.electriciansforums.co.uk/threads/smoke-alarm-rules-to-apply-to-all-homes-in-scotland.139314/

Offline Messy

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Re: Smoke alarm rules to apply to all homes in Scotland
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2018, 12:50:19 AM »
Point of order: 72 died as a result of the Grenfell fire

A 74 year old women died in February after 7 months in hospital with severe burns

Sadly this news was largely lost in the media hysteria in relation the the snow storms

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5446237/Woman-escaped-19th-floor-Grenfell-Tower-dies.html