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Safe Home Evacuation Fire Plan

IS YOUR HOME READY FOR THE SAFE EVACUATION OF LOVED ONES?

A fire escape route should also be discussed with all members of the household. A smoke alarm will alert you of a fire, but what you do next is a matter of life and death.

AS A TENANT FIRE SAFETY SHOULD BE EXPECTED

Smoke alarms are required to be installed in each bedroom and every connecting hallway of each level of your rental property by no later than 1/1/2022.

As a tenant in Queensland, you have responsibilities with regards to the maintenance of the smoke alarms in your property.

You Must:

  • You must test and clean smoke alarms at least once every 12 months;
  • Replace any flat or nearly flat batteries;
  • Advise the property manager/owner if there are any issues with the alarm/s (apart from batteries);
  • Allow the property manager/owner right of entry to install smoke alarms

 

A tenant must not remove a smoke alarm, remove the battery (other than to replace it), or do anything to reduce the effectiveness of the alarm (e.g. paint over it).

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