There are a number of other smoke alarm messages that sit alongside testing:
- The easiest way to protect your home and family from fire is with working smoke alarms – get them, install them, test them. They could save your life.
- Fit at least one on every level of your home and test them monthly.
- Ten-year sealed battery smoke alarms are the best option. They are slightly more expensive, but you save on the cost of replacing batteries.
- If it is a ten-year alarm, you will need to replace the whole alarm every ten years.
- Never disconnect your alarms or take the batteries out if it goes off by mistake
- The ideal position to install an alarm is on the ceiling in the middle of a room and on the hallway and landing so you can hear an alarm throughout your home.
- Don’t put alarms in or near kitchens or bathrooms where smoke or steam can set them off by accident.
- If it is difficult for you to fit smoke alarms yourself, contact your local fire and rescue service for help.