co alarms

How linking alarms can save lives

Lee Parsons, CEO of Arctic Hayes looks at how a change in regulations and wireless technology is helping to keep building users safer from fire, smoke and CO poisoning. Installing smoke alarms, heat and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors is an essential safety measure in residential buildings, providing early warning of two potent dangers: fires and […]

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How to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning in UK homes

Gas Safety Week (11 – 17th September 2023) helps focus the attention of the industry on keeping the nation gas safe and reminds customers the importance of both maintaining appliances and using Gas Safe Registered engineers when any work involving gas is undertaken. With regulations involving CO monitoring updated in 2022, Martin Wilson, sales director […]

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Update to Welsh Government Guidance on Fitness for Human Habitation Regulations

An update to the guidance issued by the Welsh Government about The Renting Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) (Wales) Regulations 2022, has been published to permit the use of an Electrical Installation Certificate in lieu of an Electrical Installation Condition Report, when relating to a wholly newly built dwelling. The Renting Homes (Fitness for Human […]

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FireAngel helping to prepare for latest EN 50291-2:2018 standard.

FireAngel is supporting electrical contractors in achieving the highest levels of CO protection with its new range of battery powered CO alarms, which comply with the latest EN 50291-2:2018 standard. Featuring 10 year sealed for life lithium batteries and supplied with five year warranty, the FireAngel FA3328 and FA3820 battery powered CO alarms contain electrochemical […]

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New research highlights “disturbing” failure rates and absence of domestic smoke alarms

Research presented by BAFE and NAPIT using data collated over the last decade (2010/2011-2020/2021) in England, Wales, and Scotland, highlighted an unsettling 424,464 dwelling fires. These fires resulted in almost 82,000 non-fatal casualties and close to 3,000 deaths. In more recent statistics made available by Fire and Rescue Services nationwide, there is clearly an ongoing […]

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