Dundee-based main contractor McGill is set to begin work on a contract, valued at more than £370,000, to supply and install domestic smoke alarm systems in more than 600 homes in the Arbroath area, on behalf of Angus Council.

The contract, which is a programme of work to supply and install smoke detectors in 650 homes in Angus Council properties in Arbroath, was awarded earlier this year. However, government restrictions which paused all non-essential work meant that the project had to be delayed. With restrictions finally lifted across much of the country , McGill’s Fire and Security Team have finally been able to begin work on the contract to upgrade domestic smoke alarm systems in the Angus Council properties.

New fire and smoke alarm regulations introduced by the Scottish government mean that every home has to be fitted with a smoke alarm in the living room, and in communal spaces such as hallways and landings. As well as this, all alarms are required to be interlinked so that they can be heard throughout the property.

Billy Robertson, Head of Fire and Security at McGill, said: “While we were really pleased to win a number of contracts during the lockdown period, we have obviously had to wait to get started on some of them due to the Coronavirus restrictions which have been in force this year. It feels great to get our teams out and working across a range of sites for both new and existing customers.

“Our engineers have an excellent and longstanding relationship with Angus Council, having delivered a broad range of services for them for more than 20 years. With the incoming fire and smoke alarm regulations, we anticipate that we’ll win more of these types of contracts, and we’re highly experienced in this area and ready to deliver.”