For more information, select from the following:
Learn how the new smoke alarm legislation affects existing properties, new or renovated properties, and those properties for sale or lease.
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Learn more about photoelectric alarms, including what to look for when purchasing them, other smoke alarm options available, and the common features of recommended alarms.
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Discover what’s required by law, recommended alarm locations and the motives behind them, the benefits of an interconnected system, and the power supply options available.
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Discover tips on how to maintain and keep your smoke alarms working, and learn more about how and why you should replace older or faulty smoke alarms.
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Note: We are updating the above information sheets on a regular basis, please refer back to this page regularly for updated content.
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Fire and Emergency Services (Domestic Smoke Alarms) Amendment Act 2016https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/LEGISLTN/ACTS/2016/16AC045.pdf
Explanatory notes:Fire and Emergency Services (Domestic Smoke Alarms) Amendment Bill 2016https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/Bills/55PDF/2016/15_0421_Fire_and_Emergency_Services_(Domestic_Smoke_Alarms)_Amendment_Bill_2016E.pdf
Amendments considered in detail for the Fire and Emergency Services (Domestic Smoke Alarms) Amendment Bill 2016
Building Fire Safety (Domestic Smoke Alarms) Legislation Amendment Regulation 2016
Explanatory notes to the Amendment Regulationhttps://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/LEGISLTN/SLS/RIS_EN/2016/16SL221E.pdf
For further information about smoke alarm standards go to CSIRO’s Activfire website
To get everyone out safely during a house fire, it is essential to also have a well-practised fire escape plan.