Life-saving sprinkler systems will be fitted to new council homes across Perth and Kinross.
The move follows months of negotiations between council leaders and fire chiefs in the wake of tragedies at Grenfell and Cameron House.
The local authority has pledged to fit suppression systems in all new build social housing. Bosses are also considering retroactively installing sprinklers to existing multi-storey blocks.
The local authority agreed the move on top of a new £70 million investment in its housing stock.
Councillors have already agreed to increase rent by 2.2% to help pay for the upgrade, which involves £800,000 worth of other fire prevention measures.
The cost of installing the sprinklers is still to be finalised.
There are six tower blocks without sprinklers in Perth and Kinross.
Fire and Rescue Service group manager for Perth and Kinross Billy McLintock welcomed the council’s pledge for sprinklers, following extensive post-Grenfell negotiations.
“We have been in constant discussions with the council’s housing department and suppression systems have always been high on the agenda,” he said.
Housing and Communities Committee convener Peter Barrett said: “The safety of tenants and residents is of utmost importance to Perth and Kinross Council.
“Our housing team works very closely with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, regularly reviewing fire safety and prevention arrangements to ensure that we protect and safeguard or tenants and local residents.”
Mr Barrett said the sprinklers were part of a package of improvements. “We have introduced a range of fire safety and prevention measures in our six high-rise blocks at Potterhill, Pomarium, Market, Milne and Lickley,” he said. “These improvements include secure door entry systems, hard-wired smoke detectors in each Council flat, safety lights, fire retardant paint in communal stairs, and fire doors on individual council flats and storage areas.”
Staff training and awareness sessions in fire safety and prevention have also been refreshed, while common closes and stairwells are regularly inspected.
“The importance of fire safety to our tenants is re-emphasised through our communications including leaflets, posters and social media on an ongoing and regular basis,” said Lib Dem councillor Mr Barrett.
Any retroactive work would be paid for in the council’s capital budget.
The council has previously stressed that the insulation material used to clad buildings in Perth and Kinross is “very different” to the material used at Grenfell Tower.
The materials used are said to be “non-combustible” and have been fixed directly to the existing wall surface and then covered with a layer of rendering, leaving “no air gap behind the material that would help spread any fire”.