VERISMART MAKES SMART DECISION ON CO & SMOKE TESTING

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VERISMART MAKES SMART DECISION ON CO & SMOKE TESTING

GasSafe Europe, the UK’s leading provider of carbon monoxide (CO) and smoke alarm testing products, has announced an agreement with VeriSmart Inventories to provide their clients with CO and smoke alarm test products.  VeriSmart currently provides inventory support and Housing Health and Safety related reporting to more than 1000 clients and 22000 properties across the UK.

The deal will help VeriSmart’s 50 franchise operators ensure their clients’ properties are compliant with the new Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Legislation Regulations that came into effect in October 2015.

The new legislation requires private landlords to effectively test and provide proof they have working CO and smoke alarms in their properties.  Landlords who fail to meet the new guidelines face civil fines of up to £5,000.

VeriSmart provides landlords and tenants with online access to a property’s inventory as well as providing highly trained clerks who report to landlords on potential Health and Safety risks related to their housing, including the assurance they have working CO and smoke alarms.  As part of the agreement, GasSafe Europe will also supply Verismart with Detecta 10, a replacement CO alarm, should the property’s alarms be found to be faulty.

John Stones, Managing Director of Gas Safe Europe, comments: “New legislation requires landlords to test that they have working CO and smoke detectors in all their properties.  We look forward to supporting Verismart in ensuring their client’s alarms are regularly tested, in working order and fit for purpose.”

To effectively test CO alarms, it is critically important to ensure the smoke or CO sensor is tested and that the test does not just rely on the so called Test Button which just tests the battery, buzzer and electronic circuit.  This can only be done by injecting a specific and safe level of test gas over the alarm.

The agreement will see the patented Detectagas® and DetectaSmoke® used across the UK to help landlords meet their legal obligations and to give tenants peace of mind.  The products have been specifically designed to check the battery and sensor in alarms in one test by injecting a specific and safe level of test gas or smoke directly over the alarm.  Safe and easy to use the test kit is widely available and set to help landlords meet new legislative requirements.

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