Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Ontario
I am sure many of you have heard about the law requiring carbon monoxide detectors in most homes in Ontario. Here are a few key points about the law as it relates to condominiums:
- Buildings with 6 or fewer residential suites must comply with the installation and replacement requirements before April 15, 2015;
- Buildings with more than 6 residential suites must comply with the installation and replacement requirements before October 15, 2015;
- The maintenance and testing requirements for existing alarms are already in force (since October 15, 2014);
- Tenants are required to notify their landlords if the alarm is disconnected, or not operating properly. They are also prohibited from disabling the alarms;
- A record of the testing must be maintained, much like smoke and fire alarm testing, for examination by the fire inspectors; and,
- The current punishments for violating the Fire Code are $50,000.00 and/or imprisonment for individuals and $100,000.00 for corporations.