There are a number of Standards, Regulations and Legislations that are relevant to Fire and Carbon Monoxide (CO) safety and building regulations. Please find more information below.
The British Standards are designed to help organisations take their responsibilities seriously, in this case we refer to Fire and Carbon Monoxide. The government consider these standards when writing legislation and guidance documents, with the Standards used to provide technical detail. Usually, being compliant with the British Standard will mean you are compliant with the relevant legislation.
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British Standard BS5839-6:2019+A1:2020 covers specific recommendations for fire alarm systems in all domestic premises and covers both new-build and existing properties.
An interlinked Fire and Smoke alarm system must be fitted in a property and that there should be adequate Carbon Monoxide protection.
Fire Alarm System regulations for England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland all draw from different documents and require different levels of protection.
The British Standard BS EN 50292:20233 offers recommendations on the installation and maintenance of Carbon Monoxide alarms.
Carbon Monoxide Building Regulations for England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland all draw from different documents and require different levels of protection.
Applies to the social and private rented sectors to ensure that all properties are fit for human habitation throughout any tenancy.
Ensures that rented properties in Wales are fit for human habitation, including the provision of an adequate Fire and Carbon Monoxide alarm system.
The consultation proposed to amend the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015, with the aim of extending the existing private rented legislation to socially rented properties.
Approved Document J outlines building regulations in England for the storage of fuel system and combustion products.
The Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing post 2020 (EESSH2) supersedes the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH); the guidance encourages landlords to improve the energy efficiency of social housing in Scotland.
Northern Irish legislation has changed to included Fire, Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detection within the rental property sector. Introduced in April 2022, the change applies to all privately rented properties in Northern Ireland.
This guidance note, which is written primarily for holiday caravan and park home manufacturers, supersedes all previous NCC guidance on fire detection and fire alarm systems in holiday caravans and park homes.