As of 1st January 2022, there will be new smoke alarm legislation through Queensland.
The new legislation specifies that all Queensland dwellings will be required to have interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in the following places:
- All bedrooms
- In hallways that connect bedrooms
- Every level
Additional requirements include:
Existing smoke alarms manufactured more than 10 years ago must be replaced with photoelectric smoke alarms which comply with Australian Standards (AS) 3786-2014. (Note: the date should be stamped on the back)
Smoke alarms that do not operate when tested must be replaced immediately.
Existing hardwired smoke alarms that need replacement, must be replaced with a hardwired photoelectric smoke alarm.
What does this mean for your home?
To comply with legislation, interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms are required in all domestic dwellings leased and sold.
Therefore, if you have an investment property or are selling your current home in the coming year, you will need to have these smoke alarms installed by the end of 2021.
From 1 January 2027, they are also required in all other domestic dwellings, ie your principle place of residence.
If your home was built after 2017, these smoke alarm requirements should have been met in the build, with all upcoming builds having them already installed also.
Fleming & Sons Electrical are able to supply and install the required smoke alarms so get in before the rush and contact us today for a free quote.
We look forward to working with you in making your investment properties and your own home compliant.
*Photos from Qld Government website