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Customers set to benefit from over 900 smoke alarm testing devices

OVER 900 households in Stafford will be able to test every smoke alarm in their home from one easy to use device being installed by Stafford and Rural Homes’ subsidiary trading business Housing Worx.

The wireless devices not only enable all smoke alarms in a property to be tested from one place, they also enable customers to silence an alarm if it has been accidently triggered and locate any alarms that have been set off.

The devices are being rolled out as a part of a programme of electrical testing and upgrading work to 916 homes.

“Testing your home smoke alarms and electrics is really important to make sure you and others are safe.  The new systems will be simple to use and fitted in a convenient easy to reach place and being wireless the technology can also be installed without the need for fitting any wires to walls,” said Steve Garland, Head of Maintenance at Housing Worx.

Amongst the first customers to benefit from the programme were Jackie and Alan Gordon.

“We feel much more secure now we have an easy way to test our smoke alarms, especially as we can’t get around as easily as we used to,” said Jackie Gordon.

The project follows Housing Worx becoming a registered member of the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) and receiving technical compliance certificate.

“I am pleased to announce that following a recent assessment of our Electrical processes and site audits, we have met all the requirements by satisfactorily demonstrating compliance with relevant technical standards for electrical installations in domestic, commercial and industrial buildings as well as any associated Quality Management,” said Steve Garland.

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