Smoke alarms

Since 1 January 2017 legislation has specified  the type, positioning, and interconnectedness of smoke alarms for Queensland  homes.

All these are critical factors for an early warning and  quick escape during a house fire.

Photoelectric smoke alarms see smoke and will alert you  early, so you can escape.

Interconnected alarms will alert you no matter where you  are, or where the fire starts.

Additionally, alarms should also be hard-wired to the 240v  power supply or powered by a non-removable 10 year battery.

As Queensland residents become more familiar with the smoke  alarm legislation and its 10-year timeline for implementation, they should  continue to maintain their current smoke alarms and practice their fire escape  plans.

Visit the smoke alarms website for details on  the legislative requirements, placement and maintenance of alarms and what it means for your home.