Are all work premises required to have an audible smoke alarm?
Question: Our organisation has recently moved into a new hangar. An inspection of the smoke alarm system revealed that there was no audible alarm produced inside or outside the building when a fire is detected. Apparently, the first anyone would know of a fire (if they didn’t see the smoke and flames) would be the fire truck arriving at the premises, as the alarm only contacts the central fire control at the airport. Are buildings required to have an audible alarm for their occupants?
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