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New smoke alarm legislation in Queensland.

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Legislation

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We aim to comply properties with brand new Queensland legislation, so that Queensland families can LIVE SAFE.

New state-based legislation requires the following additional measures in Queensland properties by 2027.

Bedrooms & Hallways

Every bedroom in a home must have a smoke alarm. Hallways and/or adjacent areas off bedrooms also must have a smoke alarm.

Alarms

The alarms must be photoelectric rather than ionisation, and they must be powered by 240v or 10 year lithium batteries.

Standard

All smoke alarms must meet new Australia Standard 3786:2014.

Interconnected

All smoke alarms must interconnect with each other.

No Bedrooms?

Every level of the house with a bedroom must have at least one smoke alarm installed in it’s exit path.

Not Complying

May affect your home insurance policy.

In order for us to provide you with an accurate quote to ensure your property meets the strict new legislation, it is best to book your property in for a free appraisal by one of our Accredited Master Electricians.

For Existing Dwellings

From 1 January 2017

Existing smoke alarms manufactured more than 10 years ago must be replaced with photoelectric smoke alarms which comply with Australian Standards (AS) 3786-2014. (Note: the date should be stamped on the back)

Must operate when tested

If a smoke alarm does not work when test it must be replaced immediately.

Hardwired alarms

Must be replaced by photoelectric hardwired smoke alarms.

If not hardwired

Must be powered by a non-removable 10-year battery.

Ionisation alarms

Must be replaced with photoelectric smoke alarms.

Renovating or building?

All new or substantially renovated dwellings must comply immediately to the new laws.

To get everyone out safely during a house fire, it is essential to also have a well-practiced fire escape plan.

fire safety

Alarms

We will ensure that you comply.

Photoelectric alarms, also known as optical or photo-optical, detect visible particles of combustion and respond to a wide range of fires.

What’s Required By Law?

When it is time for your alarms to be upgraded those alarms must meet the following criteria.

Photoelectric

As well as comply with Australian Standard 3786-2014.

Ionisation

They must not contain this sensor type.

Age

All alarms must be less that 10 years old.

Operational

All alarms must operate when tested.

Interconnected

All alarms must be connected so that they all activate together by the required compliance date.

Alarms replaced after 1/1/2017

Must be photoelectric and comply with Australian Standard 3786-2014.

Replacement of hardwired alarms

These must be replaced with hardwired photoelectric alarms.

Hardwired and battery operated

In existing dwellings it is ok to have a combination of both photoelectric alarms types as long as the battery is powered by a non-removable 10 year lithium battery.

What we use

Smoke alarms that comply with the Standard AS 3786-2014 and have the above labels.

Don’t wait until cut off.

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