Clocks will move forward one hour at 2 a.m. on March 11.
The London Fire Department is suggesting Londoners install new batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they adjust their clocks.
Acting Deputy Fire Chief Jack Burt says, “in order for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to do their job, they need to have working batteries.”
“Once a year, old batteries should be replaced with new batteries, when you change your clocks on March 11th, the London Fire Department wants everyone to take the time to install new batteries in all alarms,” Burt says.
According to a news release from London Fire Department, working smoke alarms are required on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas. In addition, “you need to be provided with an early warning know what to do when the smoke alarms sound.”
The Fire Department also recommends Londoners to install smoke alarms inside all bedrooms.
“Carbon monoxide alarms must be installed outside of all sleeping areas if your home has a fuel-burning appliance, fireplace or attached garage.”