Brisbane Smoke Alarms & Fire Safety Inspections

We are Fire Safety Inspectors in Brisbane & Surrounding Suburbs, offering Smoke Alarm Replacements & Fire Safety Inspections. We specialise in both residential & commercial Fire Safety Compliance. We help our clients meet the latest Fire Safety Regulations.

New Smoke Alarm Regulations from 1 January 2022

DWELLINGS BEING SOLD, LEASED OR AN EXISTING LEASE IS RENEWED

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Smoke Alarm Pricing (Supply & Install Incl GST)

Wireless Photoelectric Interconnected 10 Year Lithium Battery

Clipsal 755LPSMA4 $155.00 each

Hard-wired 240v/9v Photoelectric Interconnected

Clipsal 755PSMA4 $155.00 each

Wireless Photoelectric Interconnected 10 Year Lithium Battery

Red R10RF $135.00 each

Hard-wired 240v/9v Photoelectric Interconnected

Red R240 $135.00 each

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QLD Smoke Alarm Changes (Staged Approach)

Existing dwellings

From 1 January 2017

All required smoke alarms that are replaced must be photoelectric and comply with AS3786-2014. Existing smoke alarms manufactured more than 10 years ago must be replaced. (Note: Smoke alarms should have the date of manufacture stamped on them). Smoke alarms that do not operate when tested must be replaced immediately. Existing hardwired smoke alarms that need replacement must be replaced with hardwired smoke alarms.


From 1 January 2027
All existing private homes, townhouses and units will require photoelectric interconnected smoke alarms. These must be either a hardwired (eg. 240v) or non-removable 10 year battery powered type alarm. The legislation requires smoke alarms must be installed in the following locations: on each storey, in each bedroom, in hallways that connect bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling. If there is no hallway, between the bedroom 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.

Dwellings sold, leased or an existing lease renewed

From 1 January 2017

Existing smoke alarms manufactured more than 10 years ago must be replaced with photoelectric smoke alarms which comply with Australian Standards (AS) 3786-2014. Smoke alarms that do not operate when tested must be replaced immediately. Existing hardwired smoke alarms that need replacement, must be replaced with a hardwired photoelectric smoke alarm.

From 1 January 2022

Smoke alarms in the dwelling must be photoelectric (AS3786-2014); and not also contain an ionisation sensor; and be hardwired to the mains power supply, if currently hardwired. Otherwise, smoke alarms can be either hardwired or powered by a non removable 10 yr battery or a combination of both and be interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling so all activate together. The legislation requires smoke alarms must be installed in the following locations: on each storey, in each bedroom, if there is no hallway, between the bedroom 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.

New dwellings and those being substantially renovated

From 1 January 2017

The development approval process for new dwellings and substantial renovations will ensure that applications for building works made after this date will bring dwellings into compliance with legislation.

For substantial renovations, a building certifier will determine the smoke alarm requirements as a part of the development approval process.

Smoke alarms in the dwelling must: be photoelectric (AS3786-2014); and not also contain an ionisation sensor; and be hardwired to the mains power supply with a secondary power source (i.e. battery); and be interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling so all activate together. The legislation requires smoke alarms must be installed in the following locations: on each storey, in each bedroom, in hallways that connect bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling, if there is no hallway, between the bedroom 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.

RENTAL PROPERTIES

WHAT IF I AM A LANDLORD?

From 1 January 2022
• You are required by law to install and maintain smoke alarms in your rental property.
• All smoke alarms must be photoelectric, hardwired or 10-year tamper proof battery powered and all interconnected.
• Smoke alarms must be installed on each storey:
- in each bedroom; and
- in 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.
• You must test and clean each smoke alarm within 30 days before the start of a tenancy agreement.
• In addition you must replace, in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, each battery in the smoke alarm that is flat, or almost flat, within 30 days before the start of a tenancy.
• The owner must replace smoke alarms when:
1. They reach 10 years after the date of manufacture; or
2. They do not work (including during a tenancy).
• Owner’s requirements can be fulfilled by an agent acting for the owner

WHAT IF I AM A TENANT?

• You are required by law to test and clean each smoke alarm in the dwelling at least once every 12 months. QFES recommends smoke alarms are tested once a month.
• You are required by law to replace, in accordance with the information statement (RTA Form 17a) provided to you, each battery that is flat or is almost flat during your tenancy.
• If you become aware that a smoke alarm in the rental property is not working, other than because the removable battery is flat or ‘chirping’, you must advise the landlord or agent as soon as practicable.
• Your landlord is required to test and clean smoke alarms within 30 days prior to the start of a new tenancy or when a tenancy is renewed. If the property is managed by an agent, they may arrange for this to be done.
• Please note that for public housing tenants the Queensland Government has already installed hardwired smoke alarms in all public housing dwellings.

Smoke Alarms

Prescribed locations for installing smoke alarms

From 1 January 2027

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