Fire Safety and Queensland Law for Smoke Alarms

Fire Safety

Fire Safety is at the centre of our culture and aligns heavily with our mission.

Smoke Alarm Fact

78% of Deaths occur between Midnight & 8.00 am (Smoke Inhalation – Sleeping).

BE SWITCHED ON ABOUT FIRE SAFETY

Safety Switch Fact

Within 5 years, 2 People died in Queensland unnecessarily. A simple safety switch installed on the circuit in their home that killed them would have prevented their deaths.

Our Commitment to Fire Safety

Queensland Smoke Alarms ultimately delivers imperative services to prevent and mitigate the frequency and impact of fire incidents and works in partnership with Property Owners and Managers to enhance the safety of communities. The heart of our operational success is the strength of our cultures, values and alignment to mission. Safety and compliance is aligned to these values and espoused in everything we do and in every conversation. The nature of our role is to prevent household fires from eventuating. We strive to maintain public safety by ensuring that your standard of workmanship is beyond reproach with all work complying with the Australian Standards and statutory legislation and provide a minimum 12 months workmanship guarantee. We also promise to provide a punctual service to property owners and managers and provide a high level of communication with regards to site attendance and leave any dwelling as we found it, in a clean, tidy, and safe condition.

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New fire safety laws in Queensland

New smoke alarm legislation will make Queensland households the safest in Australia in relation to fire safety. The new legislation specifies that all Queensland dwellings will be required to have interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in all bedrooms, in hallways that connect bedrooms with the rest of the dwelling and on every level. A 10-year phased rollout of interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in Queensland will happen over three specific periods starting from 1 January 2017. What does this mean for your home? To comply with legislation, interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms are required:

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From 1 January 2017:

Interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms are required in all new dwellings and substantially renovated dwellings (this applies to building applications submitted from 1 January 2017).

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From 1 January 2022:

Interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms are required in all domestic dwellings leased and sold.

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From 1 January 2027:

Interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms are required in all other domestic dwellings.

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