Dwellings being sold or leased from 1st January 2022 will be required to upgrade their smoke alarms as per new Queensland legislation.
Smoke alarms in the dwelling must:
- Be photoelectric (AS3786-2014); and
- Not also contain an ionisation sensor; and
- Be hardwired to the mains power supply with a backup power source (i.e. battery), although dwellings which were existing prior to 1st January 2017 can be hardwired or powered by a non-removable 10-year battery, or a combination of both.
- Be interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling so all activate together.
Each storey of the property must have smoke alarms installed in the following locations:
- In each bedroom.
- In hallways that connect bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling.
- If there is no hallway, between the bedroom 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 to the exit of the dwelling.
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Queensland Smoke Alarm Legislation Deadline
Time is ticking...
The new Queensland smoke alarm legislation deadline is fast approaching. All properties leased or sold in Queensland are required to meet these new regulations from January 1st 2022.
Under the new legislation, every Queensland residence will need to be fitted with photoelectric, interconnected smoke alarms in all bedrooms of the home as well as in hallways or between areas containing bedrooms.
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