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What does the new legislation mean?
New legislation as set out in the Fire and Emergency Service (Domestic Smoke Alarms) Amendment Act 2016 and the Building Fire Safety (Domestic Smoke Alarms) Legislation Amendment Regulation 2016, requires Queensland landlords to ensure a higher level of safety in their rental properties.
These new requirements to be in place by 1st January 2022, necessitate the following additional measures, over and above the standards set out in the Fire and Rescue Services Amendment Act 2006 and are as follows:
There is an ongoing requirement to have all smoke alarms serviced and cleaned, and 9 volt batteries changed if required, within 30 days prior to each lease renewal or change.
As a result of the new Queensland legislation and in order to comply, you will need to upgrade the service in which your property/ies is/are enrolled, to the new $129 Ultimate Annual Service.
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• Smoke alarms must be installed in every bedroom of a home
• All smoke alarms must be powered by either 240 volt or 10 year lithium battery
• All smoke alarms must be interconnected to each other
• All smoke alarms must be photoelectric rather than ionisation
$129 Ultimate Annual Smoke Alarm Service
✔ Ensures compliance with Fire and Rescue Services (Domestic Smoke Alarms) Amendment Act 2016 and the Building Fire Safety (Domestic Smoke Alarms) Legislation Amendment Regulation 2016
✔ Unlimited compliance inspections to ensure smoke alarms are compliant, including re-attendance when beeping or faulty alarms require attention
✔ Service, clean and maintain smoke alarms and change 9 volt batteries where
✔ Ensure all smoke alarms meet AS 3786:2014
✔ Replace or install 240 volt or 10 year lithium battery-powered, retro-fitted, radio frequency photoelectric, interconnected smoke alarms in bedrooms or hallways where required by legislation, for $229 per alarm. The type of smoke alarm installed will depend on the age and layout of property*
✔ Five year warranty on any smoke alarm replaced or installed by a Smoke Alarm Solutions electrician or technician
✔ Compliance report following each inspection
In addition to the Ultimate Annual Smoke Alarm Service fee of $129, your property will need the correct number and type of smoke alarms installed as per new legislative requirements. This is an additional cost of
$229 per smoke alarm installed by Smoke Alarm Solutions.
In order for Smoke Alarm Solutions to attend your property under this service, you will need to complete and return the “Notice to Complete Additional Works” or the “Property Enrolment for Private Landlords and Owner Occupiers” form. *Please note that existing 240 volt alarms may need to be retrofitted with radio frequency, hardwired, interconnected alarms to meet the new requirements for interconnection.
How To Comply With The New QLD Law