Queensland Smoke Alarm Legislation

What is the New Legislation?

The new legislation specifies that all Queensland dwellings will be required to have interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in all bedrooms, in hallways that connect bedrooms with the rest of the dwelling and on every level.

What does Interconnected mean?

It means the Smoke Alarms communicate with each other, forming an integrated system of protection for the property. Alarms can be interconnected via wires or wirelessly via RF radio signals. If one alarm in the property activates, they all activate. Even if a fire starts and is detected in the kitchen, people asleep upstairs will hear the alarm because of this safety feature.

Being in Property Management, how does this affect you?

All Rental Properties must adhere to the new Legislation by 1st January 2022. Every property in your Portfolio needs to have Interconnected smoke alarms installed by 31st December 2021.

From the 1st January 2017,  If a property has undergone substantial renovation, the property needs to have interconnected Smoke Alarms (this applies to building applications submitted from 1 January 2017).

Agents and Landlords who do not comply could face serious consequences, including hefty fines and possible jail time.

How is SATS helping to transition your Portfolio to adhere to the New Legislation?

SATS will issue a quotation to your office for every property we attend that requires modifications to meet the new legislation.