New legislation is being introduced in Queensland, that will make Queensland households possibly the safest in Australia when it comes to fire safety.
The new legislation requires all Queensland dwellings to install photoelectric smoke alarms in all bedrooms and in hallways that connect bedrooms with the rest of the dwelling.
Photoelectric smoke alarms are also known as optical or photo-optical. The alarms have the capability to detect visible particles of combustion.
Research has found that photoelectric alarms respond quicker than the current smoke alarms and they are less likely to create a false alarm.
Photoelectric smoke alarms are becoming compliant to address the danger of fires occurring whilst people are sleeping in their homes. When people are sleeping, their sense of smell also sleeps.
Photoelectric smoke alarms will detect the smoke in its early stages allowing you to exit your property safely.
The rollout of interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms will happen over a 10-year period.
Below are the dates that buildings will need to comply by:
Although Strata schemes are not required to install the photoelectric smoke alarms until 2022, SSKB and our subsidiary company StarBMS are proactive in ensuring your building is compliant.
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