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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-04737
Asked by: Alexander Stewart, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 29 November 2021


To ask the Scottish Government whether there are provisions in the forthcoming smoke and heat detector legislation that will allow smoke and heat detectors in sheltered housing for older people to be linked to a warden call provider, but not to each other.

Current status: Answered by Shona Robison on 13 December 2021


The new standard for fire alarms in Scottish homes requires alarms in any flat to be interlinked, so that warning will be given quickly in event of a fire, regardless of the room in which the alarm is triggered, and reduce the risk of harm. The new standard does not prevent alarms from also being linked to a warden call provider, and does not require alarms to be interlinked between flats.