Smoke Alarm Compliance
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.
Download for further reading: https://www.sats.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/SATS-Legislation-A4-4pp-1.pdf