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Fire safety regulations updated

27 May 2015

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Practice managers who rent their premises will legally need to have working smoke alarms, and carbon monoxide alarms in some areas, installed by their landlords from October 2015.

Private rented properties are being brought in line with existing building regulations, so landlords must install one working smoke alarm on each floor in any rented property.

In high-risk properties, for example where a solid fuel heating system is installed, landlords must install a carbon monoxide alarm.

If there is not a working smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm (if necessary) in your practice, landlords could face up to a £5,000 fine.

If appliances that burn wood or fossil fuels have been incorrectly installed or maintained, there is the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning for people in the building.

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