Smoke Alarm Legislation

Educate yourself about smoke alarm legislation. 

Smoke Alarm Legislation

Educate yourself about new smoke alarm legislation. 

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Smoke Alarm Legislation

It’s not an option, smoke alarm legislation is the law. Let Australia’s leading provider of smoke alarm maintenance and compliance services provide your landlords and you with the PEACE OF MIND in knowing all legislative obligations have been met.

Your Responsibilities 
Smoke alarm maintenance is governed by both State and Federal legislation. Each state has different requirements. As a Property Manager, Landlords entrust you with one of their greatest investments, which is a sizeable responsibility. Smoke Alarm Solutions aims to ease the burden by ensuring the properties you manage are always compliant with smoke alarm legislation.

The Risks 
Failure to take every practical step to ensure the safety of your tenants and property may result in the dismissal of insurance claims for damage, personal injury or loss of life. Landlords must ensure working smoke alarms are installed in their rental properties, in accordance with the Building Code of Australia and Australian Standards. Landlords must also ensure smoke alarms are regularly maintained and replaced when faulty or expired. Landlords who do not meet mandated requirements in order to ensure the safety of their tenants can face a multitude of unpleasant and unwanted consequences that, with the right guidance, can be easily avoided. 

Federal Legislation

Landlords must ensure their rental property is properly fitted with the required number of working smoke alarms, complying with the
Australian Standard (3786:2014), and they are installed as outlined in the Building Code of Australia (BCA) part 3.7.2. This legislation is applicable
to all states of Australia. 

Current Requirements means the legislative requirements stipulated by the Development Regulation 2008 and the National Construction Code. Considerations around compliance of the smoke alarms at the Inspection Address are the types of smoke alarms and smoke alarm installations, build dates, including dates of significant renovations, and building classes.

State Legislation

Queensland

Current Requirements means the legislative requirements stipulated by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990; Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008; and the Electrical Safety Act 2002 applicable to existent (pre-2022) smoke alarms and smoke alarm installations and related electrical work (if applicable). Considerations around compliance of the smoke alarms at the Inspection Address are the types of smoke alarms and smoke alarm installations, build dates, including dates of significant renovations, and building classes.

New Requirements means the legislative requirements stipulated by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990; Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008; and the Electrical Safety Act 2002 to be in place by 1st January 2022 for rental properties and related electrical work (if applicable). Considerations around compliance of the smoke alarms at the Inspection Address are the types of smoke alarms and smoke alarm installations, build dates, including dates of significant renovations, and building classes.

South Australia

Current Requirements means the legislative requirements stipulated by the South Australia Development Act 1993Residential Tenancies Act 2010; and the Electricity Act 1996 applicable to existent smoke alarms and smoke alarm installations and related electrical work (if applicable). Considerations around compliance of the smoke alarms at the Inspection Address are the types of smoke alarms and smoke alarm installations, build dates, including dates of significant renovations, and building classes.

Victoria

Current Requirements means the legislative requirements stipulated by the Victoria Building Act 1993; Residential Tenancies Act 1997; and the Electricity Safety Act 1998 applicable to existent smoke alarms and smoke alarm installations and related electrical work (if applicable). Considerations around compliance of the smoke alarms at the Inspection Address are the types of smoke alarms and smoke alarm installations, build dates, including dates of significant renovations, and building classes.

 

To read more on each state, click any of the states in below to view the relevant smoke alarm legislation. 

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Smoke Alarm Solutions is Australia's leading provider of smoke alarm services to the real estate industry.