On Electrical Contractors – Smoke Alarm Servicing has thoroughly trained & licenced electricians throughout SE Queensland that are fully qualified in all perspectives of Smoke Alarm Testing and Replacement (if needed).
Table Of Contents
- 0.1 Our testing and maintenance services Brisbane, Sunshine Coast
- 0.2 Smoke Alarm Testing For Residential
- 0.3 Communal Smoke Alarm Testing and Maintenance
- 0.4 Why is a Smoke Alarm Test Necessary?
- 0.5 What our service involves:
- 0.6 FAQ
- 0.6.1 Are smoke alarms mandatory in Qld?
- 0.6.2 How many smoke alarms do I need in Queensland In a Home?
- 0.6.3 Can I install smoke alarms myself?
- 0.6.4 What are the 2 types of smoke alarms?
- 0.6.5 Where should smoke alarms not be placed?
- 0.6.6 What are the testing and maintenance requirements for smoke alarms in Queensland?
- 0.6.7 For a free quote
- 1 Contact Us
- 2 0416 879 324
- 3 Our Service Areas
Our testing and maintenance services Brisbane, Sunshine Coast
Our Smoke Alarm Testing and Smoke Alarm Maintenance System is easy and efficient. Our service program is an industry leader and great for Real Estate Agents and rental properties, and homeowners and property investors.
At On Electrical Contractors, we provide our clients a low annual and once-off smoke alarm service price, which means you only purchase alarms as needed. We’ve combined the services that apply to you and take out the elements that aren’t. You may be paying for a service that includes alarms themselves. 95% of our clients will save cash with our service. Don’t pay for something each year that really only needs replacing once each 10 years.
From a low cost, we provide visits to the property to guarantee smoke alarm compliance and testing. This means that your smoke alarms will be working and ready to ire once they detect smoke or fires in the property, potentially saving injuries and, most importantly, lives.
Smoke Alarm Testing For Residential
We provide services for residential homes and properties for Brisbane & the Sunshine Coast areas. These can be regular services for individual alarms throughout the property in accordance with state legislation and compliance and also for the property owners own peace of mind. Hiring a licensed electrician is essential in keeping your premises up to date and having a fire system in place that works properly.
Communal Smoke Alarm Testing and Maintenance
Don’t get caught out unaware. Assure your communal smoke alarms work!
Communal smoke alarms are the equivalent as within homes. Still, they are placed inside the common and public areas of investment properties such as blocks of units, schools, retirement villages, caravan parks and more.
Legislation – If there is a smoke alarm/s in your Body Corporate common spaces, this law applies to you.
From the Queensland Fire and Rescue Services – Queensland Government website:
“In a body corporate situation, who is liable for installing smoke alarms?
The individual lot owner (unit proprietors) is accountable for inside the four walls of the unit. The body corporate is accountable for installing smoke alarms in the communal areas of the building.
What is the meaning of testing / monitoring the smoke alarm (hard-wired and/or battery-operated)?
Under Australian Standard (AS 3786-1993), a smoke alarm (hard-wired and battery) must include a self-test facility that mechanically or electronically mimics the presence of smoke in the sensing assembly. In most circumstances, this is a button on the alarm that is depressed for a short time – if it sounds, then the test is positive.
The use of canned smoke is an extra test that can be utilised for additional certainty. Some agents and contractors use this system and the button test, but this is in addition to the legal obligations.
AS 1851-2012 – This refers to the routine maintenance of fire protection systems and equipment requirements for communal areas on a consistent basis. Testing and inspection by a qualified technician are promoted based on this standard.”
Why is a Smoke Alarm Test Necessary?
- Provides peace of mind
- Takes the risk away from the BC Manager and Owners
- Regularly programmed visits allow more minor issues to be identified and fixed promptly before they grow more significant and more costly to correct.
- Smoke alarms have expiry ranges. It is the liability of the Body Corporate to assure the smoke alarm is replaced / serviced before it terminates. The highest lifespan for a smoke alarm is 10 years. However, they frequently do not last that long.
What our service involves:
- Test, inspection and reporting
- Conduct smoke test and check the audio output to assure decibel level reaches 90dB
- Replace 9volt batteries as needed
- Inspect smoke alarm fitting to assure still within the expiry period
- Remove and clean away any rubble or obstruction nearby the smoke alarms
Are smoke alarms mandatory in Qld?
The new legislation stipulates that all Queensland properties, whether residential, commercial or industrial, will be required to include interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in all offices, areas, rooms, bedrooms, in hallways that connect bedrooms with the remainder of the dwelling and on each level.
How many smoke alarms do I need in Queensland In a Home?
Every Storey: Each storey in your home must include at least 1 smoke alarm, regardless of whether there are bedrooms or not. Every Bedroom: Each bedroom, office or study in your home must include a smoke alarm.
Can I install smoke alarms myself?
How do I install them? Hard-wired smoke alarms are required to be installed by a licensed electrician. Always install smoke alarms in accordance with the manufacturer’s directions. If it is challenging for you to fit one yourself, contact your local Fire and Rescue station for information.
Any electrical installations or repairs conducted are required to be performed by an electrician according to Queensland electrical residential laws.
What are the 2 types of smoke alarms?
Ordinarily, there are two types of house smoke alarms: photoelectric and ionisation.
Where should smoke alarms not be placed?
- On windows or sliding doors as the moving air may not pick up the heat of smoke or fire.
- In humid or moist spaces, including the bathroom.
- In areas that easily accumulate dust and dirt, also including unfinished attics.
- Near ceiling fans or air vents.
- In cooler rooms such as sunrooms or porches.
What are the testing and maintenance requirements for smoke alarms in Queensland?
- Smoke alarms must be installed in each and every bedroom of a home.
- All smoke alarms are required to be photoelectric rather than ionisation.
- All smoke alarms must comply with AS3786:2014.
- All smoke alarms must be powered by either a 240 volt or 10-year lithium battery.
- All smoke alarms are required to be interconnected to each other.