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Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarms

Sep 22, 2022News

Construction Codes Advisory

Effective July 1, 2022 all buildings in Saskatchewan with sleeping rooms are required to provide early warning protection against the effects of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, smoke and fire.

The installation of CO and smoke alarms is the most effective way of accomplishing requirement.

When a building with sleeping rooms contains a fuel-burning appliance, or an attached vehicle parking garage, CO alarms must be installed:

  • inside each sleeping room; OR
  • outside each sleeping room within 5 meters (16 feet) of each room door.

When a building contains sleeping rooms, smoke alarms must be installed:

  • on each floor level of a building, including the level with sleeping rooms, with the smoke alarm located between the sleeping rooms and the remainder of the floor; AND
  • inside each sleeping room.

Refer to this link for more information.