Smoke Alarm Compliance

Smoke alarm compliance is crucial. We do not mess around when in comes to compliance, as it compromises safety and can also lead to hefty fines.

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Smoke Alarm Maintenance and Testing

At Maintag, we understand the importance of smoke alarm compliance and keeping your smoke detector in working order as it could save you or your families lives.  Whether you are a homeowner or property manager, you can trust us with ensuring that your smoke detector is fully functioning and compliant.

Smoke alarm legislation is changing in January 2022 for Queensland rental properties.  The newly introduced legislation states that all Queensland rentals will require the use of Photoelectric smoke alarms in all bedrooms, in hallways that connect bedrooms with the rest of the dwelling and on every level.  This applies to all homes being sold, leased or having their lease renewed.  Our comprehensive service guarantees that each property is compliant ensuring landlords and property managers are fulfilling their compliance obligations 

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Smoke alarm compliance safety service

We stay on top of smoke alarm legislation so that our customers don’t have to.

Our reliable and affordable smoke alarm service give you peace of mind regarding the safety of you and your property and ensures you are compliant with the Australian legislations.

Smoke Alarm Legislation

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We pride ourselves in providing the best service possible and our extensive experience with smoke alarm compliance will give you ease of mind when you work with us.  To comply with legislation, interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms are required:

  • in each bedroom
  • 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.
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Smoke alarm compliance requirements

Where Should they be placed?

It is important to understand the special requirements for the positioning of smoke alarms in each house.  As Queensland Fire and Emergency Services state; where practicable smoke alarms must be placed on the ceiling and must not be placed:

Smoke Alarm Compliance - Diagram showing where smoke alarms need to be placed
Smoke Alarm Compliance- Diagram of where in rooms smoke alarms need to be placed

A smoke alarm’s ideal location is in the center of the room, however this is not a requirement.  They must be 300mm from any corners or lighting and 400mm from anything that maybe blow air i.e. fan or air conditioner.  Different requirements are needed for any sloping/exposed beam ceilings.  

Any dwellings built pre 1997 may have battery powered smoke alarms.  Domestic dwellings built 2014 and after are required to have all smoke alarms interconnected.

  • Smoke alarms older than 10 years or have failed to operate when tested must be replaced. 
  • If a smoke alarm is being replaced, it must be AS3786-2014 photoelectric and powered by what is present.

All property owners and landlords must ensure that working smoke alarms are well maintained and are compliant with recent legislation.

All compliant smoke alarms have “AS3786-2014” on them.


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