carbon monoxide detector law scotland

Landlord responsibility for smoke and carbon monoxide ...

Carbon monoxide detectors should be placed at head height, on a wall or shelf, approximately one to three metres away from a potential source of the gas. A heat detector is not a replacement for a smoke alarm. Advice on installation of alarms may be available from a local fire service, and from Specialist alarms for deaf and hard of hearing occupiers. Landlords have a duty under the ...

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Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations for Landlords ...

· You must acquaint yourself with current regulations for landlords regarding carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms. Be aware that fire regulations for rental properties can change at any time, and ignorance is no excuse. Regulations can be imposed nationally, regionally or locally. Keep abreast of any new laws which apply to your property or you could find yourself facing a hefty …

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Information on carbon monoxide - ScottishPower Community

· Carbon monoxide (CO) is produced when any kind of fossil fuel doesn’t burn properly. It can cause a variety of symptoms (tiredness, drowsiness, headaches, giddiness, nausea, vomiting, pains in the chest, breathlessness, stomach pains, erratic behaviour and visual problems), so it’s vital you know when you’re at risk, what to look out for and what to do if you detect CO in your home.

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Changes to Scottish law making Carbon monoxide Alarms ...

· The new rules in Scotland, due to kick in from 1 st October 2013, look to try and minimise the risks of carbon monoxide build up and by making it the law that all new or replacement appliances that run of off a gas supply must have a carbon monoxide detector fitted, they hope to go a long way to reducing unnecessary suffering for many families in the UK.

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PROPER PLACEMENT OF CARBON MONOXIDE

When carbon monoxide detectors were introduced into the market, they had a limited lifespan of 2 years. However, technology developments have increased this and many now advertise 5 or even 6 years. Newer models are designed to signal a need to be replaced after that time span although there are many instances of detectors operating far beyond this point. Although all home detectors use an ...

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Electrical safety, carbon monoxide detectors and smoke and ...

There have been changes to the law regarding Electrical Installation Condition Reports, Carbon Monoxide Alarms and the installation of smoke and fire detectors in private rented housing. Issued under sections 13(4A) and 19B(4) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006, the Scottish Government has published guidance on mandatory electrical check requirements which came into force in December …

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Scottish Government Carbon Monoxide Statutory Guidance

licensing local authority. Detection of carbon monoxide is covered in section of the Scottish Government guidance for local authorities on licensing of HMOs Landlord’s Responsibilities 10. Landlords should be aware of what the building regulations say in relation to CO detection and have regard to those regulations in assessing what level ...

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