Smoke Alarm Install
Summary of current smoke alarm legislation
Any house or unit.
From 1st of January 2017 Smoke Alarms Must:
- Be less than 10 years old. Existing smoke alarms should have date of manufacture stamped on them.
- Be tested and operate when tested.
- When replaced, be replaced with a Photoelectric type smoke alarm.
- When replaced, Be hard wired with a backup battery OR be powered by a non removable 10 year battery.
Any new or substantially renovated completed house or unit.
From 1st of January 2017 Smoke Alarms must:
- Be photoelectric type.
- Be hardwired with backup battery.
- Be interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling.
- Be installed every bedroom.
- Be Installed hallways which connect to bedrooms.
- Be installed on each story of the dwelling.
All Contracts of Sale for residential properties in Queensland include a declaration by the Seller stating that a smoke alarms are installed, and comply with current legislation. It includes the following statement:
“WARNING: Failure to install a Compliant Smoke Alarm is an offense under the Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990.”
If you are concerned your property does not comply, Please contact us we will inspect and test your Smoke Alarms and advise you of you compliance status.
Bill Roach Electrical Pty td.
0409 535 512
Reference documents: Fire and Emergency Services Act, Building and Fire Safety Regulation, Building Regulation, National Construction Code, Land Title Act, AS3786-2014.