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Home safety - Fire

Information on smoke detectors and fire safety visits to ensure the safety of your home.

Please ensure that these are maintained regularly.

Battery operated detectors

  • Change the battery at least once a year.
  • Remember that if it makes intermittent 'beeps' this is a sign that the battery is running low.
  • Never leave a battery-operated smoke detector without a battery.
  • If you are going away for a few days check that your detector is working.

Mains electric smoke detectors

  • Make sure that the mains supply is permanently connected, and check the back-up battery regularly to make sure that it will still work in the event of a power cut.

We will replace the battery in your smoke detector if you are elderly or disabled and don't have a nearby friend or relative who will do this for you. Simply contact your Local Area Housing Office to arrange this.

Home fire safety visit

Tayside Fire and Rescue offer all residents of Perth and Kinross a free home safety visit to look at all areas of accident and fire risk within your home.

During the visit information is provided on the safe use and disposal of smoking materials, candles, heaters, electric blankets and dangerous substances. Help will also be given to prepare an escape plan for getting out of your home in the event of a fire.

You can contact the service by: