Home OwnersEnsure your home and family are protected by compliant and working smoke alarms.
Protect Your Family and Property
You enjoy your home along with your family. You’re watching them grow up after all. You also enjoy your home in the quiet moments. However, smoke alarm regulations likely do not cross your mind often. Homes in Queensland have new regulations you should be aware of and implement so you can continue enjoying your house.
As a homeowner, the addition of smoke alarms to your home is one of the best ways to protect your home and occupants from a fire outbreak. The legislation relating to Queensland’s smoke alarm requirements (AS 3786-2014) has changed and seeks to provide a higher standard of safety. All homes or units being sold or leased, or existing leases renewed, will require either hardwired or non-removeable 10-year battery, photoelectric, interconnected smoke alarms.
Why Smoke Alarms Matter
Most fatal fire accidents are caused by heating appliances, smoking materials, open fires and electrical faults? These appliances develop faults overtime, however with a proper warning system in place; a probable fire accident could be avoided.
What’s more, most fire incidents occur at night when everyone’s asleep. Without a functioning smoke alarm system giving warnings, avoiding such disasters becomes difficult. With a correctly installed, positioned and working smoke alarm system in your home, you can limit the damages and cost associated with fire outbreaks before they even have the chance to happen.
What Does the QLD Smoke Alarm Legislation Say?
The parts of the Queensland smoke alarm legislation are already applicable when selling a home. You must replace any smoke alarm over ten years old with a photoelectric alarm prior to the sale.
All homes or units being sold or leased, or existing leases renewed, will require hardwired photoelectric, interconnected smoke alarms. Non-removable 10-year battery smoke alarms can be installed in place
Smoke alarms in the dwelling must:
- be photoelectric (AS3786-2014); and
- not also contain an ionisation sensor; and
- Be hardwired to the mains power supply, if currently hardwired. Otherwise, smoke alarms can be either hardwired or powered by a non-removable 10 year battery or a combination of both.
- be interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling so all activate together.
The legislation requires smoke alarms must be installed in each bedroom and interconnecting hallways or other parts of the dwelling if no hallway is present.
How Total Smoke Alarm Compliance Can Help
Total Compliance Smoke Alarms helps make your home safe by updating and servicing your smoke alarms. The experienced team knows the regulations and can help you get to the same protection level that newer homes have.
The team evaluates each room and storey of your home and then develops a plan to ensure the photoelectric smoke alarms are installed correctly and in the right locations.
Contact Total Compliance Smoke Alarms today for an estimate and sleep better tonight.