Gold Coast Time To Get Smoke Alarms Compliant

Queensland households will be the safest in the country after new smoke alarm legislation was passed by the QLD State Government. The new smoke alarm legislation will come into effect on 1st January 2017.

The legislation passed in the Queensland Parliament requires every Queensland residence to be fitted with photoelectric, interconnected smoke alarms in all bedrooms, as well as hallways of residences, over a 10-year phased rollout.

“By having the alarms interconnected, it won’t matter which part of a house a fire might start in, the alarm closest to you will sound and if you are asleep, an alarm will sound in your room, even if the area is closed off to the rest of the house,” Minister Byrne said.

“Photoelectric alarms have been proven to be the most effective smoke alarm for alerting people to fires early and these laws are an important step forward in electrical safety.” Master Electricians Australia

Hard-wired, interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms will require a qualified electrician to conduct the installation and ensure the alarms are working as they should be.

How does the new legislation affect you and your property or rental property:

  • All houses being built or significantly renovated will need to comply with the smoke alarm legislation upon completion after January 1, 2017.
  • All houses leased or sold will need to meet compliance after five years
  • All owner-occupied private dwellings will need to comply with the legislation within 10 years.
  • Any smoke alarm being replaced after January 1, 2017 must be a photoelectric alarm.

Contact AMP’D Electrical & Solar the local Gold Coast Smoke Alarm specialists, to see if your smoke alarms meet the new legislation or for more information on our smoke alarm packages 07 5522 5222. Or  contact us today for an obligation free quote.

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