Changes in the smoke alarm legislation are taking fire safety in Queensland to the next level. The new rules cover the timeframe of implementation depending on the type and use of property, placement of fire detectors, and the technology standards to follow. With these amendments, the state now has the toughest laws in Australia when it comes to residential smoke alarms. The new rules have stringent conditions about the type of smoke alarms to install. What are these requirements? Photoelectric smoke alarms All new smoke alarms that go into the property starting January 1, , must be photoelectric and compliant with AS
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Australian Standard AS 3786:2014 Smoke Alarms - Australian Government