Fire alarm standard - alarms for deaf and deafblind people: guidance

Guidance for the new fire alarms standard for deaf and deafblind people, as well as Health and Social Care Partnerships and providers.

5. Household using telecare:

Smoke detection is provided as part of telecare services across Scotland by Health and Social Care Partnerships or Local Authorities. The Scottish Government is currently testing a single system approach for smoke detection for deaf people who use Telecare services. You can contact your Telecare provider for more information.

5.1 Who is responsible for fitting standard fire alarm systems?

For tenants, your landlord should pay for and fit a standard fire alarm system.

Homeowners are responsible for the cost of obtaining and fitting a standard interlinked fire alarm system. This can be either tamper-proof sealed battery type or mains-wired. Disabled and older homeowners can get advice from their local Care and Repair organisation.



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