Smoke Alarm Systems Testing & Maintenance Brisbane

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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).

Our smoke alarm 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 taken 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.

At 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 Services For Residential, Commercial, Real Estate and Body Corporate.

We provide services for residential homes, businesses and properties in 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 owner’s own peace of mind. Hiring a licensed electrician is essential in keeping your premises or your tenant’s safety 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 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.

Smoke Alarm Systems Testing & Maintenance BrisbaneLegislation – 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 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 a smoke test and check the audio output to assure the 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

Smoke Alarm testing In rental Properties

Landlords have the responsibility for installing smoke alarms that conform to new Smoke Alarm legislation.All smoke alarms were made more than 10 years ago and any alarms that fail to work when tested must be replaced by photoelectric smoke alarms in accordance with Australian Standard 3786-2014.

Landlords and renters

The lessor/landlord must clean and test each smoke alarm within 30 days of the beginning of a tenancy in domestic dwellings.

Tenants in a domestic property must test and clean every smoke alarm at least once a year.

Press the “Test” button to test your smoke alarm. You should clean the smoke alarm according to the manufacturer’s instructions. This is typically vacuuming.

To clean or test a domestic smoking alarm, you don’t need to have a license or be licensed.

Real estate agents might outsource smoke alarm maintenance to another company, with the landlord paying any associated fees. These companies may be required to provide a “certificate proving compliance” as proof of service. This is not an obligation, but it may be part of the internal process of the realty agent.

Beginning January 20, 2022

You must ensure that your dwelling/unit meets all requirements for domestic smoke alarm legislation starting 1 January 2022. You may need to install interconnected smoke alarms in your bedrooms.

Your Local Smoke Alarm Technician

On Electrical Contractors are experienced and trusted smoke alarm technicians in North Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast areas. A qualified smoke alarm electrician who can test, and perform maintenance and replacement of any fire alarm system should be highly qualified in all aspects of his/her profession. The reason is that smoke alarms save lives and need to be at optimum efficiency at all times.

Professional Smoke Alarm Testing

We know how important your business or residential property is to you. Our team has extensive experience in working with a variety of properties and premises. We go to great lengths to ensure that every property is safe and properly protected before we sign off on reports and provide records to prove your compliance. Although smoke alarm testing is only one aspect of our work, it is perhaps the most important part of creating safe working and living spaces.

We test for prevention. This is only the first step to maintaining a safe building. The property owner would not prefer to file an insurance claim after a fire. Instead, they should invest in a way to protect their building. Professionals are essential for fire detection. Modern systems can be connected to provide faster responses to any issue.

Our services are precise and thorough, but we also offer a wealth of knowledge and advice. We can help you improve your fire safety standards.

What is the average time a smoke alarm test lasts?

On Electrical Contractors Sunshine Coast and Brisbane offer smoke alarm testing services to all types of property, from small apartments to large production plants.

Responsible business owners who are committed to following state rules and regulations regarding fire safety will have more devices to test than a person in their own home. It will depend on the type of property and the extent of existing systems.

Our technicians are skilled and will minimize disruption to your day and business. You should remember that their job will give you peace of mind. It will also provide documentation that will prove that your company is following the correct testing and maintenance.

The risk of losing property or sustaining damage is reduced by having functioning alarms. Landlords have a responsibility to provide their tenants with safety equipment that allows them to take appropriate measures in an emergency. They are more likely to be seriously injured if they fail to do so.

It doesn’t matter how many alarms your company has installed, testing them takes time and effort. Our professionals can help you keep everyone safe.

Check your Smoke Alarm against the Most Current Fire Protection Standards

Property owners and business owners can find it difficult to keep up with state requirements. Fire safety requirements may vary from one state to another.

Our professionals at On Electrical Contractors remove all doubts for our clients by keeping them informed and up-to-date on all regulations and rules that are applicable in every territory they serve. To ensure that each state’s fire safety codes are not broken, we offer smoke alarm testing in Brisbane and Sunshine Coast.

Smoke alarm testing is required for those who want to be more secure and safe. Get a free quote today.


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?

Federal Legislation

  • 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.
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