Health and Safety

Taking care with materials, equipment and work procedures and dealing with hazards.

Heat detectors

Heat detectors detect heat and smoke, but different types of heat detectors have a more specific range of operation. Some detectors, for example, can detect heat:

  • for a wide range of types of fires
  • in spaces where normal temperatures have a limited range
  • in spaces where rapid temperature changes may occur.

Heat detectors must be appropriate to the type of detection required.

Smoke alarms generally provide earlier warning of a fire so they are preferred in domestic situations.

Updated: 15 October 2013