The new laws state that Smoke Alarms fitted in ALL Queensland dwellings must be installed in:
- Every bedroom of a home.
- In all hallways that connect bedrooms to the rest of the house; and
- Between bedrooms if no there is no hallway and other parts of the story; and
- On each level of the house in the most likely path of travel to exit; and
- if there are no bedrooms on a story at least one smoke alarm must be installed in the most likely path of travel to exit the dwelling; and
All smoke alarms must:
- Powered by either 240 volt or 10 year non removable lithium battery
- be interconnected with every other smoke alarm in the dwelling
- be photoelectric rather than ionization
- not also contain an ionization sensor;
- be less than 10 years old; and
- operate when tested.
As well as individual property owners the following should careful consider their obligations with respect to smoke alarms