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Fire Alarms for Homes in Scotland – Get Protected

Craig Dolier

The Law in Scotland is changing, from 1st February 2022 you must have interlinked fire alarms in your home and ensure you have a carbon monoxide alarm installed in areas where you have a fuel burning appliance.

What are the new fire alarm regulations in Scotland?

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What is the Best LED Emergency Exit Sign?

Craig Dolier

Which LED Emergency Exit Sign is best?

The interesting comparison for me is between the RED ARROW 5 in 1 and the ANSELL Eagle 3 in 1. On the surface, they look like very similar fittings but the ANSELL disappoints a little with its low lumen output and surprisingly higher price tag.

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How often should fire alarms be tested?

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This week’s burning question “How often should my Fire Alarm be tested?”

Test Your Fire Alarm Every Week

.”As a user or person responsible for the fire alarm system at your property, you should be carrying out a weekly test by operating one of the Manual Call Points (often referred to as break glass units)”.

I received a call early in the week from what I can only imagine was a pasty-faced gentleman who had recently returned from a health and safety course. Flustered and in full panic mode, his opening line...

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What is Carbon Monoxide poisoning?

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning – It’s Alarming.

Whilst fitting a smoke alarm in most homes is now common practice, people don’t realise the importance of installing a Carbon Monoxide Alarm.

A change to Scottish Legislation in October 2013 makes it compulsory to fit Carbon Monoxide Alarms in properties when new Gas Appliances or Boilers are installed.

What is Carbon Monoxide poisoning?

Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning can be fatal or cause permanent damage to your health. CO is produced when carbon fuels don’t burn completely. It has no smell...

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Lamp versus Bulb.

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It’s one of life’s great debates “Is it a lamp or light bulb?”

Ok, so I guess it doesn’t keep you awake at night, but it’s a subject that’s been bugging me for some time.

Last year I structured my website build around the word lamp, it seemed the right thing to do, a lamp is a lamp, right?  A bulb is something you plant in the soil to grow pretty flowers.

Lamp versus Bulb

I can still see the rage in my old...

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