PROTECT YOUR FAMILY & PROPERTY
Many lives have been lost in house fires. About half of deaths occur when people are sleeping. There is a new legislation in Qld which started in 2017.
New requirements recommend using photoelectric alarms to be hardwired into your properties electrical system.
Where do they need to go? 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 bedrooms and other parts of the storey; and
- if there are no bedrooms on a story at least one smoke alarm must be installed in the most likely path of travel to exit the dwelling.
There is a 10-year phased roll out time to comply, depending on your dwelling and circumstances.
What do these terms mean?
Photoelectric - Detects visible particles of combustion. They respond to a wide range of fires and are particularly responsive to smouldering fires and dense smoke given off by furnishings or overheated PVC wiring which contribute to a large amount of house fires.
Interconnected - if one smoke alarm sounds all the other smoke alarms will also sound.
Hardwired - Connected to the home's electrical system and has a battery back-up power.
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