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Smoke alarm testing

We install smoke alarms in all our properties. It's important that they are checked every year to make sure they work correctly and are replaced if necessary.

Our central heating service and maintenance provider, Saltire Facilities Management, carries out annual service checks on our residents' smoke alarms.

It can take as little as 15 minutes for their electrician to check that a valuable life-saving piece of equipment is working or replace the item if it is faulty. This simple test can provide peace of mind to you, your family and even your neighbours.

Unfortunately, some residents don't allow access to their home for the test. If you have gas heating it will be carried out at the same time as the annual gas safety check. However, if you have electric heating it is important that you allow access to have the smoke alarms tested too.

Safety information

If you have gas heating or electric heating it is important that you allow access to have the smoke alarms tested. It can take as little as 15 minutes for the electrician to check that a valuable life saving piece of equipment is working or even replaced if it is found to be faulty.

If you haven't had your smoke alarm checked this year, please call Saltire on 01698 743647.

If you have been contacted to make an appointment to check your smoke alarm please allow access. If you haven't had your smoke alarm checked this year please call Saltire on 01698 743647.

You should also be aware that the legislation has changed and so plans are underway to make sure every council house is compliant by February 2021.  

Page last updated:
09 Sep 2020

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