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Smoke Alarm Compliance

Written by Alex Harris

You may already be aware that new Smoke Alarm Legislation was introduced in Queensland effective 1st January 2017, with a planned 10 year roll-out depending on the type of property and use. 

For all rental properties, smoke alarms and safety switches must now comply with this new legislation.  This is non-negotiable.

Landlords are responsible for the installation of the required smoke alarms and for the maintenance thereof as specified under the legislation:

  • The lessor/landlord must test and clean each smoke alarm in the dwelling within 30 days prior to a new tenancy
  • And on each lease renewal
  • Safety switches must also be checked

While any person can legally install a battery powered smoke alarm, 240-volt smoke alarms connect to the electricity supply and must be connected by a licensed electrician.

We have entered into a preferred supplier arrangement with SATS.  

For a reduced annual fee of $99.00 they will provide cleaning and servicing of smoke alarms as required.  In addition, if smoke alarms are past their use-by date they will replace with one as specified under legislation, and check safety switches.

All work is done by a licensed electrician and Compliance Certificates will be provided.  

This annual servicing and compliance certification is now necessary for your legal protection in the event of a fire incident, and to ensure you are covered by insurance. 

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