Smoke alarms - should they be hard wired in communal areas?

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    Smoke alarms - should they be hard wired in communal areas?

    Is it legal requirement to have hard wired smoke alarms or just battery operated smoke alarms in the communal parts of a large building.

    #2
    It's a matter of risk analysis- smoke detectors on floor 1 would tell people on floor 5 how? Flat 1 would be well ablaze and a lot of smoke generated before floor 2 is alerted and so on. Similarly how would would you keep testing and monitoring in place.

    There are wireless systems but they still need power.

    http://www.arma.org.uk/doc/public/Fi...28-09-2011.pdf
    Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

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      #3
      Just in case this is for Scotland or someone looks at it for Scottish property later - think up there on more than one floor you need mains-powered interlinked (by wire..) detectors...
      I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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