Smoke Alarms Servicing Installation Compliance

For smoke alarm installation, testing, and compliance, talk to Paul Matters Electrical today. Our mobile team services between Pomona and Twin waters, and we can assess your premises and provide a safe, compliant smoke alarm outfit. With changes in legislation happening, it’s now time to take action (see below). Simply complete the form on this page and our team will either:

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  • Arrange a site visit with you (for larger or more complex jobs)

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Changes to Queensland’s smoke alarm legislation

New smoke alarm legislation will make Queensland households the safest in Australia in relation to fire safety. The new legislation specifies that all Queensland dwellings will be required to have interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in all bedrooms, in hallways that connect bedrooms with the rest of the dwelling and on every level. A 10-year phased rollout of interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in Queensland will happen over three specific periods starting from 1 January 2017.

What does this mean for your home?

To comply with legislation, interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms are required:

  • From 1 January 2017: in all new dwellings and substantially renovated dwellings (this applies to building applications submitted from 1 January 2017).
  • From 1 January 2022: in all domestic dwellings leased and sold.
  • From 1 January 2027: in all other domestic dwellings.

Source: Queensland Government Website

Interconnected Smoke Alarms

Interconnected smoke alarms communicate with each other. When one alarm is triggered, all of the other alarms will also be triggered. This produces a more effective warning through the premises in the event of an alarm event. Alarms can be connected by wire or wirelessly. Talk to our team to find out more about how many alarms and the best type of alarms to use in your premises.

Photoelectric Smoke Alarms

When replacing smoke alarms, they must be of a photoelectric type which complies with Australian Standard (AS) 3786-2014.