BILL 77, Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week
ONTARIO CO ALARM REGULATIONS; BILL 77 IN FULL EFFECT
Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week is just around the corner beginning on November 1st, 2014. In a previous issue of the ProFire Periodical (Carbon Monoxide – The Silent Killer), we highlighted the key changes to the Fire Protection and Prevention Act as it pertains to the implementation of carbon monoxide detectors in homes and buildings.
Click here to view the Royal Assent of Bill 77; “An Act to proclaim Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week and to amend the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 to provide safety requirements related to the presence of unsafe levels of carbon monoxide on premises”
HOW DOES BILL 77 AFFECT YOU?
Section 12.1(3) of Bill 18 states that “The owner of a building shall ensure that CO detectors are installed in the building in accordance with this section and are maintained in operating condition.” Any building with only one suite for residential occupancy must have a CO detector installed adjacent to each sleeping area of the suite. If buildings contain more than one suite designed for residential occupancy, a CO detector should be installed:
- adjacent to each sleeping area in a suite if;
- a fuel-burning appliance is in the suite
- a fuel-burning appliance is in a service room adjacent to the suite
- a storage garage contained in the building is adjacent to a suite
- in a service room where a fuel-burning appliance is installed, not adjacent to any suite