Smoke Alarm Detector
Fire Facts; every year in the UK 800 people die in house
fires with over 17,000 injured. You are twice as likely to die
in a house fire that has no smoke alarms. Many house fires could
have been prevented if the occupants had smoke detectors.
Rented homes built after 1992 should be equipped with a
smoke alarm on every level and these should be mains wired so
there is no danger of batteries running out unnoticed.
When landlords are successfully prosecuted for not meeting Fire
Safety requirements they can face fines, court action or even
charges. Many local councils including Merthyr Borough Council
insist on an interlinked system GRADE: D, CATEGORY LD3.
D means that the alarms are mains powered with backup battery.
LD3 means that the alarm is required in the circulation areas
that form part of the escape route, usually in the hallway and
on the landing. Interlinking allows all alarms to sound when one
build, extensions, loft conversions; Building Regulations
tell us that the minimum requirement is to follow BS 5839-6
which recommends the use of optical alarms in circulation spaces
of a property, such as hallways and landings. The system should
again be of GRADE: D, CATEGORY LD3.
note that these are the minimum requirements for properties up
to three storeys and to satisfy British Standards regulations.
For enhanced safety and peace of mind you could consider
additional alarms such as a heat detector in the kitchen and
smoke detectors in other living areas.
Alan Davies electrical can survey, supply,
install, test and fully certify smoke detector installations to
British Standards and local authority requirements.
Call me on 01685 383729 or use
the contact form - if you would like a
free survey and estimate (Merthyr Tydfil Borough area).