Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Mandatory smoke alarms and Residual Consumer Devices in private rented sector

I recently received correspondence from the Chief Fire Officers Association calling for mandatory installation of smoke alarms in private rented housing. I have already called for better electrical safety including the fitting of Residual Consumer Devices (RCD) which trips all electrics in a property off before the current electrocutes the victim. Fitting smoke alarms would not only be effective in combatting fire related deaths but would be more effcient if done in conjunction with improved electrical safety.