Queens Cross Housing Association to install 12,000 FireAngel alarms
Smoke, heat and carbon monoxide alarm suppliers, FireAngel, has signed a contract to supply Glasgow-based Queens Cross Housing Association with over 12,000 battery powered smoke and heat alarms.
The WST630 smoke alarms and WHT630 heat alarms will be installed in over 3,500 properties across the city centre, due to the Scottish Government’s pending legislative changes following the Grenfell fire tragedy.
Under these changes to the Housing (Scotland) Act 2018, all homes will require sealed long-life battery or mains wired alarms. They should be interlinked with one functioning smoke alarm in the most frequently used room, one functioning smoke alarm in every circulation space on each floor, such as hallways and landings and one heat alarm in every kitchen. A carbon monoxide alarm will also need to be fitted in each room with a carbon-fuelled appliance or flue.
The Wi-Safe 2 wireless interlink alarms from FireAngel were chosen to ensure each property achieves constant compliance through the use of interlinked alarms installed in the kitchen, hallway and living room. They were also chosen for the utilisation of FireAngel’s unique Thermoptek Multi-Sensor technology.
Jim Williams, Maintenance Manager at Queens Cross Housing Association, said, “we’ve used FireAngel’s carbon monoxide alarms in the past, so we know the quality and durability of the brand well. Following the government’s legislative updates, it’s vital that we ensure we’re providing every single tenant with the highest level of protection, which we can easily achieve with FireAngel’s range of interlinked alarms”.
Over an 18-month period the alarms will be installed by Queens Cross Housing Association’s maintenance team, with FireAngel’s W2-CO-1OX carbon monoxide alarms also being installed in properties where there is a carbon-fuelled appliance or flue present.
Graham Whitworth, Executive Chairman of FireAngel, commented, “we are delighted to be providing Queens Cross Housing Association with our range of interlinked alarms. It is crucial that all Scottish housing associations are taking a proactive approach to the new legislative changes and our Wi-Safe 2 alarms help them do just that as they are designed to provide the highest level of protection at all times”.