If you are home owner, landlord, or property owner, you must replace the old ionisation type smoke alarm, with photoelectric smoke alarms, according to Queensland’s new laws.
Smoke alarms in all dwellings must:
• Be photoelectric (AS 3786-2014); and
• Not be a ionisation smoke alarm; and
• Be less than 10 years old; and
• Operate when tested; and
• Be interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling so all activate together
Smoke alarms must be installed on each storey:
• In each bedroom; and
• In hallways which connect bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling; or
• If there is no hallway, between the bedrooms and other parts of the storey; and
• 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
• Smoke alarms must be either hardwired or powered by a non- removable 10-year battery
To read more on how Queensland’s new laws affect you, go to Queensland Fire and Emergencies website.
Electro Fire Technologies can replace existing non compliant alarms with Australian Standard Photoelectric smoke alarms in your home for $79*.
*per smoke alarm. Excluding GST