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Paul and Josephine are proud residents of the Mary Valley. This month they have written an editorial for the Imbil News, a free publication for residents of the Mary Valley. 

Smoke alarm update

queensland fire and emergency services SAYS THE FOLLOWING

FROM 1 JANUARY 2017

  • Existing smoke alarms manufactured more than 10 years ago must be        replaced with photoelectric smoke alarms which comply with Australian  Standards (AS) 3786-2014. (Note: the date should be stamped on the back)
  • Smoke alarms that do not operate when tested must be replaced  immediately.
  • Existing hardwired smoke alarms that need replacement, must be replaced with a hardwired photoelectric smoke alarm.

FROM 1 JANUARY 2022

  • All homes or units being sold or leased, or existing leases renewed, will require hardwired photoelectric, interconnected smoke alarms. Non-removable 10-year battery smoke alarms can be installed in place.
  • Smoke alarms in the dwelling must:
    • be photoelectric (AS3786-2014); and
    • not also contain an ionisation sensor; and
    • Be hardwired to the mains power supply, if currently hardwired. Otherwise, smoke alarms can be either hardwired or powered by a non removable 10 yr battery or a combination of both.
    • be interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling so all activate together.
  • The legislation requires smoke alarms must be installed in the following locations:
    • on each storey
    • in each bedroom
    • if there is no hallway, between the bedroom and other parts of the storey; and
    • if there are no bedrooms on a storey, at least one smoke alarm must be installed in the most likely path of travel to exit the dwelling.
  • Saftey Switch Installations

    WORKSAFE QUEENSLAND SAYS THE FOLLOWING

    Regardless of whether you own or rent, you should consider having safety switches installed on all circuits. Safety switches protect you, your family and anyone visiting the property from electric shock. The risk is real. One safety switch may not be enough. If you are unsure, call your electrician to see if your home is safe.

    All information on this page has been taken from The Workplace Health and Safety Electrical Safety Officer Website – http://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/safetyswitches/home

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