Property 101: New Queensland smoke alarm legislation compliance workshop

Property 101: New Queensland smoke alarm legislation compliance workshop
Property 101: New Queensland smoke alarm legislation compliance workshop

A workshop for Queensland property managers outlining the new state smoke alarm legislation, passed in August this year, will be held today by smoke alarm services company Smoke Alarm Solutions.

Julieanne Worchurst, from SAS, the two hour workshop is open to all real estate property managers to inform property managers about the new smoke alarm compliancy requirements. 

“Landlords need to ensure their property complies with the new smoke alarm legislation as soon as possible before the deadline, to save the lives of their tenants, and also to protect their investment,” she said.

"Under the new legislation, smoke alarms need to be installed by a qualified technician or electrician. We all know that availability of electricians can be tight at critical times and seasonally busy periods, such as the Christmas and festive season.

“Plus, with the new legislation in place, and looming compliance deadlines, electrician appointments will be in even shorter supply than normal.

“The new legislation states that, rather than in the entry of each bedroom, smoke alarms need to be installed inside every bedroom of a home (or where a person sleeps).

“Alarms will need to be powered by either 240 volt or a 10 year lithium battery, and photoelectric rather than ionisation. Additionally, all smoke alarms need to be interconnected with one another, so they all sound when smoke is detected, rather than just the alarm that is activated first.

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