Call us now to check your smoke alarms - new legislation is now in effect
The Queensland Government has passed legislation that came into effect on 1 January 2017, making Queensland households the safest in Australia in relation to fire safety. This legislation requires that smoke alarms must be the photoelectric type only and have to be hard wired to the electricity supply. If there is more than one smoke alarm, then all smoke alarms have to be interconnected to each other throughout the house. Each bedroom must now have a smoke alarm. Hallways serving each bedroom must have a smoke alarm. And finally, a smoke alarm must be installed in the exit path of every storey not containing bedrooms.
There is a 10-year phased roll-out of interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in Queensland that will happen over three specific periods starting from 1 January 2017. This means interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms are required for compliance:
* From 1 January 2017: in all new dwellings and substantially renovated dwellings (this applies to building applications submitted from 1 January 2017).
* From 1 January 2022: in all domestic dwellings leased and sold.
* From 1 January 2027: in all other domestic dwellings
The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services flyer will tell you all you need to know Information Pamphlet - Qld Fire and Emergency Services
Also, not many people realise that smoke detectors have a life span. We can help you comply with the new legislation and upgrade your smoke alarms to provide you and your family with the ultimate protection in the horrible event of a house fire.
Contact us now and our experienced electricians can provide you with a fixed price quotation. We are also available for emergency callouts.