Landlords use Safelincs’ free reminder service to help maintain smoke alarms in good order

Landlords frequently install main smoke alarm systems to BS5839 part 6 grade D in their premises. These smoke alarms should be regularly tested to ensure that they are in good working condition. Visiting the tenant regularly is not really an option, so how can you ensure the tenant is testing the alarm? The solution is easy – When purchasing smoke alarms from Safelincs, the buyer can ask for emailed or texted reminders to be send to a chosen email address or mobile number. Just choose your preferred frequency of reminder and Safelincs will take care of the rest. This service and how the tenant should act on receipt of a reminder should then be mentioned in the tenancy agreement.

You can even register for this service without buying smoke alarms. Just register for free on our reminder page

Celebrities pledge to test their smoke alarms every week

Celebrities from across the music, showbiz and sporting worlds are backing the Government’s Fire Kills campaign with a “Push It Pledge”, to urge people to test their smoke alarm every week.

Coronation Street on-screen sisters, Helen Flanagan and Brooke Vincent (aka Rosie and Sophie Webster), along with a host of other famous faces – including Amir Khan, Ainsley Harriet, Jill Halfpenny, Sir Terry Wogan, Darren Campbell, James Martin, Barry Cryer, Dave Spikey, Nihal and Bobby Friction – are all making a pledge to test their smoke alarm every week.  This is a vital step in helping the nation to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by accidental house fires.

Eighty five per cent of people own a smoke alarm, but worryingly less than a third test them every week.  This is despite the fact that you are more than twice as likely to die in an accidental house fire if you don’t have a working smoke alarm.

Safelincs is one of the partners of the government’s Fire Kills campaign and has developed a free service to remind people to regularly test their batteries and to change them each year. To register with this free service, just visit www.safelincs.co.uk/reminders

 

Sir Terry Wogan, who suffered a house fire himself, says: “I had a fire at home last year, and can vouch to the excellence of our local fire and rescue service, but if it hadn’t been for the smoke alarm, even they might have been too late to help, and the consequences could have been fatal for me and my family. I’ll make sure that my smoke alarm is tested weekly.”

Sir Ken Knight, the Government’s Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser says: “A smoke alarm can buy valuable time to escape from a fire, but only if it’s working properly. It’s not enough to just install smoke alarms in your home – you must test them every week. The main reason that smoke alarms fail to activate is missing or flat batteries – if the battery needs replacing, do this immediately.”

Test it, change it, replace it – it might save your life!

We are offering a new service, completely free of charge, that will remind households  to check that their smoke alarms are in working condition and will actually protect them in case of a fire.

This week the government’s Fire Kills campaign launched its new advertising series to promote fire safety in the home.  The focus of this year’s campaign is again on householders testing their alarms and replacing flat batteries. As stakeholders in the organisation, Safelincs are supporting this message with their new smoke alarm test reminder service.

Householders can register with the service and request notification by email or SMS when the next smoke alarm test is due.  You can decide the reminder frequency when registering with the service.  There are also options to request a reminder when the batterie needs replacing and the smoke alarm has come to the end of its useful life, which is usually after ten years.

To register with this free service, just visit www.safelincs.co.uk/reminders.

For their online customers, Safelincs have created further additions to this service. When you have placed an order with us, Safelincs offer to remind you about the regular tests your new fire safety equipment might require, e.g. the testing of your smoke alarms, the yearly service of your fire extinguishers, the regular testing of newly purchased emergency lighting ad more.

To benefit from this additional service, just order your fire safety equipment on www.safelincs.co.uk.