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Carbon monoxide and smoke alarms - new pads to satisfy council checks

One of the UK’s largest suppliers of carbon monoxide and smoke alarm testing products has launched a record-pad to help agents and landlords provide ‘working order’ evidence to councils.

Agents and landlords have to show that a building’s smoke and CO alarms have been tested and are compliant with the new Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Regulations 2015.  

The legislation requires private landlords to have working and regularly tested smoke and CO alarms in all rented properties. Tests are required at the start of all new tenancies and during regular property inspections, with those not abiding by the regulations facing fines of up to £5,000.  

The new legislation came in to force last October and is expected to help prevent up to 26 deaths and 670 injuries a year.

Now GasSafe Europe has created a ‘Triplicate Test Record Pad’ to use as evidence to local authority officials that CO and smoke alarms have been tested and are in working order.

For alarms that fail the test, GasSafe Europe has also produced tamper- proof stickers that notify residents if an alarm is found to be faulty to help ensure that they are not used and replaced.

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