WHAT LANDLORDS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT UPDATED CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM REGULATIONS
Life safety manufacturer, Kidde Safety Europe, is encouraging landlords to familiarise themselves with updates to the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 and begin implementing them as part of a best practice approach for building occupant safety. The changes will require CO alarms to be installed in all social or private rental properties with a fixed combustion appliance. Kidde Safety Europe is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), the leading global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions.
The amendments to the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 are scheduled to take effect 1st October 2022 and will legally require social and private landlords to ensure a CO alarm is installed in any room that contains a fixed combustion appliance of any type. This includes boilers, water heaters, fires and cookers (excluding gas cookers). The updated regulations will be incorporated into Approved Document J of the Building Regulations, and this will include more detail on installation siting and relevant standards. Under the new regulations, private and social sector landlords will be expected to repair or replace alarms once they have been informed of any faults.
We welcome new regulations as these updates will provide more tenants in England with greater levels of safety and protection against the dangers of carbon monoxide,” said Simon Jones, Marketing Manager, Kidde Safety Europe. “In light of the new proposals, we are encouraging landlords to adopt a best practice approach to occupant safety and to act now, ahead of the changes becoming mandatory. To make this process as easy as possible, Kidde offers a wide range of compliant CO alarms to suit the needs of any dwelling.
To find out more about the Kidde range of carbon monoxide alarms visit: www.kiddesafetyeurope.co.uk
Kidde, a leading manufacturer of residential smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, fire extinguishers, and safety accessories, has been keeping the world a safer place for over 100 years. Kidde produced the first integrated smoke detection system a century ago and continues its legacy today by delivering advanced fire-safety technology. Kidde is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, the leading global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions. For more information, visit kiddesafetyeurope.co.uk.