For the minimum level
of protection in a multi-storey dwelling smoke alarms
should be installed on the ground floor near the stairs and
on the upstairs landing. This will enable fire detection of
living rooms, kitchen and bedrooms.
(Interconnect for greater protection).
Ideally locate alarms
on each storey every
7 metres on escape routes and within
2.5 metres of all bedroom doors.
|For maximum protection
smoke alarms should be installed in ALL ROOMS (except
bathrooms and kitchens). The living room and kitchen are the
most likely place for fires at night, however if the bedrooms
use electrical appliances (electric blankets, heaters etc.)
or where the occupant is a smoker, these areas are also at risk
|With both types
of dwelling and both levels of protection interconnect all alarms.
Special consideration should be made for elderly/sick persons
and very young children
who are not able to respond quickly in an emergency. The special
features of HOUSESAFE installed throughout your home will give
you peace of mind and extra help with your
escape in times of emergency. It is advisable to interconnect
all HOUSESAFE smoke alarms.
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