As of January 1, 2017, Fire and Emergency Services (Domestic Smoke Alarms) Amendment Act 2016 (QLD) came into effect, providing Queensland with the most comprehensive Smoke Alarm Legislation in the country.
WHAT ARE THE ACTUAL CHANGES?
Smoke alarms in all dwellings must operate when tested and:
- be photoelectric that are compliant with AS 3786:2014.
- be interconnected with every smoke alarm in the home.
- be either hardwired or powered by a non-removable 10-year battery.
- not be more than 10 years from the date of manufacture.
Smoke alarms must be installed:
- In each bedroom;
- and in hallways which connect bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling; or if there is no hallway, between the bedrooms and other parts of the storey;
- and if there are no bedrooms on a storey at least one smoke alarm must be installed in the most likely path of travel to exit the dwelling.
Deadline and Time frame of Implementation
- Rental properties must comply with the new Smoke Alarm Legislation by January 1, 2022. However, any new alarms going into a property must meet the new Australian Standards.
- Properties entering into sales arrangements after January 1, 2022 must meet the new Australian Standards.
- Homeowners must comply with the new smoke alarm regulations by January 1, 2027. However, any new alarms going into a property must meet the new Australian Standards.
- Properties undergoing substantial renovation must meet the new Australian Standards upon completion.
Safe Home Services makes compliance easier and more affordable by:
- Offering a gradual upgrade. We can add alarms gradually, instead of all at once, spreading the cost over the time available.
- Replacing your most current alarm last, so you can get the best value from them.
- Installing smoke alarms that are designed for Qld conditions, with a 5 to 10 year warranty.
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