Carbon Monoxide Alarm
APPROVED DOCUMENT J – CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS – EFFECTIVE 1ST OCTOBER 2010.
2.34 Where a new or replacement fixed solid fuel appliance is installed in a dwelling, a carbon monoxide alarm should be provided in the room where the appliance is located.
2.35 Carbon monoxide alarms should comply with BS EN 50291:2001 and be powered by a battery designed to operate for the working life of the alarm. The alarm should incorporate a warning device to alert users when the working life of the alarm is due to pass. Mains powered BS EN 50291 Type A carbon monoxide alarms with fixed wiring (not plug-in types) may be used as alternative applications provided they are fitted with a sensor failure device.
2.36 The carbon monoxide alarm should be located in the same room as the appliance;
a. on the ceiling at least 300mm from any wall or, if it is located on a wall, as high up as possible (above any doors or windows) but not within 150mm of the ceiling.
b. between 1m and 3m horizontally from the appliance.