The Fire and Emergency Services (Domestic Smoke Alarms) Amendment Act 2016 (Qld) commenced on 1 January 2017 and imposes additional obligations on property owners/managers with regards to the installation and maintenance of smoke alarms at domestic dwellings.
If the existing smoke alarms were manufactured less than 10 years ago, and are still in good working order, they can remain in place until the respective staged implementation date which requires the smoke alarm to be AS 3786-2014 compliant.
However, it is important for property owners/managers to understand the new requirements and the timeframes that apply.
Find out more about the new smoke alarm legislation from Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.
If you have questions concerning the new smoke alarm legislation, email SmokeAlarms@qfes.qld.gov.au.