smoke alarms

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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Legislation is set to change in Wales to ensure private rented properties are fit for human habitation

It has recently been announced that the legislation, Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 will change, effective from 15 July 2022. The new regulations are designed to ensure that private rented properties in Wales are fit for human habitation, including the provision of an adequate Fire and Carbon Monoxide alarm system. Section 91 of the Act […]

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