QLD Smoke Alarm Law Changes

From 1st January 2017 FOR EXISTING DWELLINGS When replacing smoke alarms, they must be of a photoelectric type which complies with Australian Standard (AS) 3786-2014 Replacing smoke alarms Existing smoke alarms manufactured more than ten years ago must be replaced. (Note: Smoke alarms should have the date of manufacture stamped on them.) 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 smoke alarm. Smoke alarms in all dwellings must: 1. be photoelectric (AS 3786:20140; and 2. not also contain an ionisation sensor; and 3. be less than 10 years old; and 4. operate when tested; and

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