Masters smoke alarm installers

Master Smoke Alarm Installer

YOUR GUIDE TO SMOKE ALARM LEGISLATION


Has this new home or significant renovation had a building development approval made on or after 1 January 2017?
Is the date on or after 1 January 2022?

Whats required of Installations of smoke alarms:

• In every bedroom

• In hallways leading to bedrooms

•For bedrooms not accessed by a hallway, between the bedroom and the rest of the house, and

•On every storey of a dwelling without a bedroom, in the most likely path of travel to an exit to outside the dwelling, from any place in the storey.
Smoke alarms must be:

• Hard wired • Interconnected to all other smoke alarms, and

• Photoelectric only.
Install smoke alarms:

• In every bedroom

•In hallways leading to bedrooms

•For bedrooms not accessed by a hallway, between the bedroom and the rest of the house, and

• On every storey of a dwelling without a bedroom (in the most likely path of travel to an exit to outside the dwelling, from any place in the storey).


Smoke alarms must:

• Remain hard wired if already hard wired

• Additional alarms may be hard wired or powered by a 10-year lifespan battery • Interconnected to all other smoke alarms, and

• Photoelectric only.


Has a contract for sale or a new/renewed rental tenancy agreement been entered into?


Are the existing alarms working and within 10 years of the date of manufacture?


Install smoke alarms:

• In hallways leading to bedrooms

• For bedrooms not accessed by a hallway, between the bedroom and the rest of the house, and

• On every storey of a dwelling without a bedroom, at least one in the most likely path of travel to an exit to outside the dwelling, from any place in the storey.


Smoke alarms must be:

• Hard wired

• Interconnected to all other smoke alarms, and

• Photoelectric only.


Meets minimum requirements
• Replace alarms in their existing locations with photoelectric alarms

• If they are currently hard wired they must stay hard wired

• If battery powered, you may continue using any battery model
Rental properties/homes sold

 


P.T.O. EXISTING OWNER OCCUPIED HOMES AND WHERE TO INSTALL


YOUR GUIDE TO SMOKE ALARM LEGISLATION
Is the date on or after 1 January 2027?


Install smoke alarms:

• In every bedroom • In hallways leading to bedrooms

• For bedrooms not accessed by a hallway, between the bedroom and the rest of the house, and

• On every storey of a dwelling without a bedroom, in the most likely path of travel to an exit to outside the dwelling, from any place in the storey.

Smoke alarms must:

• Remain hard wired if already hard wired • Additional alarms may be hard wired or powered by a 10-year lifespan battery

• Interconnected to all other smoke alarms, and

• Photoelectric only.
Are the existing alarms working and within 10 years of the date of manufacture?
Meets minimum requirements

• Replace alarms in their existing locations with photoelectric alarms • If they are currently hard wired they must stay hard wired • If battery powered, you may continue using any battery model
Existing owner occupied homes

Where to install smoke alarms

• Install smoke alarms on the ceiling if practicable (NOTE: this is the preferred location).

• If not, then install the smoke alarm on the underside of an exposed joist or beam which has a depth of no more than 300mm when measured from the ceiling.

• Otherwise, smoke alarms can be installed on a wall in an area that is between 100mm and 300mm from the ceiling and more than 300mm from the corner of two walls.

• If the smoke alarm is installed on a ceiling that slopes, it must be in an area of the ceiling that is between 500mm and 1500mm from the apex of the ceiling. Restricted locations

• When on a ceiling, within 300mm of the corner of a ceiling and the wall.

• Within 300mm of a light fitting.

• Within 400mm of an opening supplying air from an air conditioner or forced air ventilation.

• Within 400mm of the blades of a ceiling fan.

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