Are you up to speed with smoke alarms?
The Queensland Government and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services mandatory legislation to install photoelectric smoke alarms will be coming into effect from 2022 dependent on how your unit is utilised.
Subject to whether you reside in your unit or plan to rent or sell your unit will determine the schedule for installing new photoelectric smoke alarms.
Below is the mandatory requirements regardless of whether your unit is occupied by the owner/s or tenant/s;
Smoke alarms in all dwellings must:
i) be photoelectric (AS 3786-2014); and
ii) not also contain an ionisation sensor; and
iii) be less than 10 years old; and
iv) operate when tested; and
v) be interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling so all activate together.
Smoke alarms must be installed on each storey:
i) in each bedroom; and
ii) in hallways which connect bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling; or
iii) if there is no hallway, between the bedrooms and other parts of the storey; and
iv) 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.
All smoke alarms must be hardwired or powered by a non-removable 10-year battery.
To find out further information and date the new legislation comes into affect for your unit, please click here.