New Smoke Alarm Requirements in Queensland
FROM THE 1ST OF JANUARY 2021, YOUR PROPERTY’S NEXT ANNUAL SERVICE WILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE AN UPGRADE COMPLETED FOR IT TO MEET NEW LEGISLATIVE REQUIREMENTS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2022.
New smoke alarm legislation will make Queensland households the safest in Australia in relation to fire safety. From 1 January 2022, all homes being sold, leased, or having their lease renewed (must have) hardwired photoelectric, interconnected smoke alarms installed in every bedroom, connecting hallways and on each storey. This legislation provides a higher standard of safety with regards to smoke alarms. Your properties compliance certificate will no longer be valid on 31st Dec 2021.
Book your smoke alarm upgrade NOW to ensure you are ready and compliant when the changes take effect.
What you need to know:
• Interconnected photoelectric alarms MUST BE installed in bedrooms, hallways, and living areas on each storey of the property.
• Smoke alarms MUST BE either hardwired, with a battery backup, or have a 10-year lithium non-removable battery.
• Alarms MUST BE retested at each change of tenancy or lease renewal.
• Alarms MUST NOT BE older than 10 years.
• Compliance certificates MUST BE kept on file in case of a dispute.
Keep in mind that after 31 December 2021, your property will not be compliant. For advice or to book an appointment, give us a call on 0416 235 641 or drop us a line at Allyn White Electrical.
To read more on the 2022 legislation, click here.
Contact a professional
If you need to update your smoke alarms in Brisbane, Ashgrove, and Alderley, contact a professional electrician like Allyn White Electrical.
As an electrical contractor, Allyn White Electrical does all kinds of industrial and commercial electrical installations and repairs as well as home electrical services and emergency electrical repairs. We are a small family-owned and run business with over 40+ years’ experience so please call us on 0416235641. We are here to help.
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