A SMOOTH AND WORRY–FREE TRANSITION TO THE NEW QLD SMOKE ALARM LEGISLATION
MAJOR CHANGES TO THE SMOKE ALARM LEGISLATION
January 1, 2017, marked the beginning of tougher Queensland Smoke Alarm Legislation in a move to improve fire safety in the entire state. The amended legislation delivers changes in the type, positioning, and interconnection of smoke alarms.
Depending on your use of property, time frames of implementation will vary. This gradual implementation gives homeowners a choice: To comply with the alarms that they already have in place or to start meeting the new legislation requirements sooner rather than later to get ahead of the market. Complying sooner will not only give you a strong head start but will also make the property more attractive to safety-conscious tenants.
At Safe Home Services, we want to help every property owner and manager in Queensland transition to the new smoke alarm legislation in a smooth and easy way. Hence, we are giving away information and advice to spread awareness about the new smoke alarm legislation.
Only photoelectric smoke alarms that meet AS 3786-2014 must be installed when a smoke alarm is replaced.
All smoke alarms must be interconnected to other smoke alarms installed in the dwelling.
Each story with at least one bedroom must have a smoke alarm installed in each bedroom. If one or more of the bedrooms are connected by a door to a hallway, a smoke alarm must also be installed in the hallway.
Queensland now has the most comprehensive Smoke Alarm Legislation in Australia. Are you aware of the new rules?
Get FREE information materials about the new smoke alarm legislation that you can send to your property owners. Download materials on:
- Top 10 facts about the new SmokeAlarm legislation
- How the new smoke alarm legislation will benefit homeowners
- Fire prevention tips in line with the new legislation
We’re sharing these materials to help you make the transition the smooth and worry–free way.