How to choose the right smoke alarms for installation for my properties in Cairns?
- For any Cairns properties, the smoke alarms installed must be photoelectric smoke alarms rather ionization type, and must not be older than 10 years.
- The smoke alarms must be compliant to AS3768:2014 for any Cairns properties.
- For home occupiers in Cairns, we suggest you to install the photoelectric smoke alarms in all the bedrooms and adjacent hallways and living areas to ensure you are fully covered, you can install either the 240v hard wired smoke alarms or a 10 year lithium battery powered smoke alarms.
- For landlords in Cairns, we suggest you to install the photoelectric smoke alarms in all the bedrooms and adjacent hallways to compliant to the minimum requirements of the 2022 Qld smoke alarms legislation.
- Photoelectric smoke alarms are not good solutions for the kitchen area, a heat smoke alarm is suggested instead.
What are the 2022 QLD new smoke alarms legislation about?
From 1st January 2022, interconnected smoke alarms must be installed in every bedrooms and adjacent hallways for the dwellings being sold, leased or an existing lease is renewed in QLD. The smoke alarms must be installed:
- in every bedroom; and
- in adjacent hallways which connect bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling; or
- if there is no hallway, between the bedrooms and other parts of the storey; and
- if there are no bedrooms on a storey at least one smoke alarm must be installed in the most likely path of travel to exit the dwelling. Smoke alarms must be hardwired or powered by a non-removable 10-year battery, or a combination of both may be allowed. (QFES 2022 new smoke alarms legislation introduction)
From 1st Jan 2022, new smoke alarms legislation would be introduced in Queensland, that Interconnected smoke alarms must be installed in every bedrooms and adjacent hallways for the dwellings being sold, leased or an existing lease is renewed. refer to the QFES website for more information for the 2022 upgrade.
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