Queensland Smoke Alarms was born after legislation was passed to ensure that people had adequate and effective Smoke Alarm Systems installed in their homes to prevent tragedies such as the one in Slacks Creek, Queensland in 2011 where 11 people lost their lives and the Golinski house fire on the Sunshine Coast where 4 people lost their lives on Boxing Day 2011.
All Queensland dwellings will be required to become compliant with the Amendment Act 2016 (Qld) Fire and Emergency Services (Domestic Smoke Alarms) which commenced on 1 January, 2017. This Amendment imposes additional obligations on property owners/managers with regards to the installation and maintenance of smoke alarms at domestic dwellings and requires all smoke alarms to be of the Photoelectric type, be less than 10 years old, be interconnected with every smoke alarm in the dwelling so that they all activate together and be either hardwired or powered by a non-removable 10-year battery. Smoke Alarms must now be installed in each bedroom and in hallways which connect bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling; or if there is no hallway, between the bedrooms and other parts of the storey; and if there are no bedrooms on a storey, at least one smoke alarm must be installed in the most likely path of travel to exit the dwelling.
Queensland Smoke Alarms specialise in maintaining, replacing and installing smoke alarms and safety switches in accordance with this legislation and we strive to make the transition to comply, easy and cost effective by forming alliances direct with the recommended smoke alarm manufacturers and by applying our industry and service delivery experience. RCDs have only been mandatory in any new or extended domestic power circuits since the early 1990s, and in any new or extended domestic lighting circuits from 2000. Legislative changes to the electrical industry’s Wiring Rules now requires safety switch protection on all sub-circuits in new homes or homes undergoing significant renovation. Safety switches monitor the flow of electricity through a circuit and turn off the power in a fraction of a second if a leakage of current is detected and they provide personal protection against electric shock. In addition, owner-occupiers of older, unrenovated homes are not legally required to retrofit their circuits with RCDs, but investors and sellers face stricter requirements in certain states:
Rental and sale properties must have RCDs installed on power circuits Installing safety switches is easy and inexpensive, considering the protection they provide. Queensland Smoke Alarms technicians are all experienced and Accredited Master Electricians and the 2 directors have over 60 years’ experience between them working “hands on” in the Electrical Industry. Our team of Master Electricians have been delivering Brisbane Residents a myriad of electrical safety services over the past 30 years and we have been recognised by the community as a finalist in Brisbane’s “Tradie of the Year”. We Install and Supply hardwired and photoelectric smoke alarms powered by non-removable 10-year batteries that comply with Australian Standard (AS) 3786-2014 and test and install electrical safety switches.