Jump to content


Guest Mouse

Recommended Posts



I have been advised that I must have a smoke detector in every  cupboard irrregardless   of the  cupboards  contents that measures over 1m2. We are a care home for the elderly 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If your Fire Risk Assessment states a Category L1 fire alarm system is required then this is correct.

The official government guidance (also referred to by Enforcers & Courts) points to care homes needing an L1 system if they are larger, particularly those accommodating  more than ten residents above the ground floor, or where a significant proportion of the residents are dependant upon staff assistance to escape in the event of a fire.

Other smaller lower risk homes can have an L2 system where there is more risk based flexibility as to the use of detection in certain rooms.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You are posting as a guest. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...