- There should be a working smoke alarm on each level of a property, it's operation should be recorded on all inspection reports.
- A heat alarm is not a replacement for a smoke alarm, they both operate differently, heat alarms tend to be fitted in kitchen areas.
- A working Carbon Monoxide alarm should be fitted in any room with a gas boiler (as of Oct 2022) as well as any room with an open fireplace burning a solid fuel source, its operation should be recorded in all inspection reports.
- Attention should be paid to the age of the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Dates of manufacture, installation and replacement dates should be identified and recorded in all inspection reports. See below example pictures which should be recorded in the inspection report for each alarm. If no dates are seen this should also be recorded with a recommended action to replace the alarm.
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