While you are changing the time back an hour on all your clocks this morning, don’t forget to test your smoke alarm and change the batteries.
Advice from Scottish Fire and Rescue is
Replace the battery (unless you have a special ‘long-life’ alarm with a built in battery). Choose a date you’ll remember easily to do this, like a birthday or anniversary
Keep it clean and dust free. Gently vacuum the inside and outside casing. If you’re decorating or doing something that creates a lot of dust, use an elastic band to secure a plastic bag over the smoke alarm casing – don’t forget to take it off when you’re done
Every ten years
Replace each smoke alarm. The material inside smoke alarms that makes them work gets tired as it gets old.
You should also test any carbon monoxide alarms that you have fitted as well to ensure they are working correctly.
If you have elderly friends or relatives, make sure that you check their alarms as well, it only takes a minute to Tick Tock Test and it could save a life.
You can get lots more fire safety advice from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service website.