Fire safety, flames and hot surfaces

Fire warning devices

Smoke alarms should be fitted in all residential properties and you should check that it is working regularly. Ideally, the alarms should be hardwired with a battery back-up. If you use a heat detector in the kitchen rather than a smoke detector, you can reduce the number of false alarms.

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If you are renting a property, then there must be at least one battery detector on every floor of the property that is used as living accommodation. If you live in a house in multiple occupation, then your landlord is required to ensure that there are appropriate fire safety measures. For additional advice please complete our private sector housing contact form or telephone 01455 238141 and ask to speak to our private sector housing team.

Last updated: ‎27/04/2023 12:54