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.
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 of fire.|
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
escape in times of emergency. It is advisable to interconnect all HOUSESAFE