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Are your smoke alarms compliant with the current Queensland legislation?
Published: April 18, 2021 Last Updated: October 18, 2022
Watch our video of homeowner Mick and Fallon Solutions electrician Morris to find out more about the Queensland Smoke Alarm Legislation to make sure your smoke alarms are compliant and in good working order.
Are your smoke alarms compliant with the current Queensland legislation? - video transcript
Good, so you're putting 12 smoke alarms into this property to make sure the home is safe and also make sure that it meets the current Queensland Smoke Alarm Legislation. Tell us about the legislation.
So Mick, because of the first of January 2017 any new build or any home that's been substantially renovated needs to meet the latest and greatest smoke alarm standards. As this place is going to be in Airbnb we need to bring it up to that standard, make sure there's smoke alarms in all the compliant locations.
Okay, great, so what are the requirements? What we are going to put in?
So basically we've got to put some of these guys in, a photoelectric smoke alarm, 10 year battery back up and interconnected. Basically in every bedroom as well as outside the bedrooms at least one and every storey of the home as well.
Okay, and so when you say interconnected, they actually talk to each other?
That's right. So if one goes off, sets them all off. It's going to be the earliest alert for the whole family if something happens upstairs it's going all at the other levels to make sure.
Really important in a multi-storey home like this.
Okay so exactly which rooms have we got to put it in?
Anywhere that's a sleeping area Mick, at least one on every level, whether there is a bedroom or not and like you said if there's a fire that starts anywhere else in the home that's going to alert the whole house.
Right, okay. So that's the letting properties, Airbnb. Tell us what the legislation says about, you know, owner-occupied homes or apartments.
So our owner-occupiers have until the 1st of January 2027. In my opinion the sooner the better. The more smoke alarms you have in your home the safer you are.
Well absolutely, I mean getting a Fallon Solutions electrician out to make sure your home is safe and saving lives of your family makes all of your sense absolutely I could not agree more. Good on you mate, keep up the great work.