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Queensland, are you ready for January 2022? From 1 January 2022, dwellings being sold, leased or an existing lease is renewed:
Smoke alarms in the dwelling must:
- be photoelectric (AS3786:2014); and
- not also contain an ionisation sensor; and
- be less than 10 years old; and
- operate when tested; and
- be interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling so all activate together.
Smoke alarms must be installed in each storey:
- in each bedroom; and
- in hallways which connect bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling; or
- if there is no hallway, between the bedrooms 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.
Smoke alarms must be hardwired or powered by a non-removable 10-year battery.
Visit the Qld Fire and Emergency Services website for a comprehensive description of the new legislation and your responsibilities.