Recommended Protection

minimum protection LOCATE ALARM ON -
 each storey every 7 metres on escape routes
 within 2.5 metres of all bedroom doors
maximum protection LOCATE ALARMS ON -
as above PLUS all rooms (except kitchens, shower rooms and bathrooms)
For the minimum level of protection in a single storey dwelling (flat or bungalow etc.) you should install the smoke alarm in the hallway (corridor) between living and sleeping areas. Install as close as possible to
living areas but ensuring you can hear it loudly enough to awaken people sleeping in their bedrooms with the doors closed.
If the dwelling is very large or the hallway longer than 12 metres a single alarm will not be sufficient.
A smoke alarm should be installed not more than 6 metres away from potential fire hazards.

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