1 in 4 homes in the UK has a household appliance, electrical product or boiler protected by us. Naturally, we wanted to help explain the changes to fire alarm laws and how they’ll impact residents.

The changes, which came into effect on 1st February 2022, were introduced to improve fire safety in homes across the nation. If you live in Scotland, buy new alarms as soon as possible if yours don’t interlink. We’ve gathered some useful details about interlinked alarms so you know what to look for when replacing yours…

About the author

Ian Palmer-Smith

Ian is our go-to expert when it comes to plumbing, boilers and carbon monoxide safety. After 39 years (and counting) of working in operations – he knows quite a bit about appliance maintenance and repairs too. Even during washing machine debates (yes, they happen), his expertise is unmatched. Thankfully, Ian regularly contributes to the blog to share his wisdom – helping us all out when our appliances aren’t working quite as we expect.

Last year, Ian was recognised as a finalist in the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers’ Gas Leadership Award – a real testament to his authority in the industry. He’s even represented Domestic & General at the House of Commons. There he informed everyone about the importance of carbon monoxide safety and awareness in the home.

Outside of work, Ian is usually occupied taking his sons to various sporting events, watching  football, rugby… and a little more sport.

Explore Ian’s wealth of knowledge on all things gas safety and appliance care now. You can check out some of his insightful articles below.

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