At Safe Fire and Electrical, we take the management of smoke alarms seriously. We work closely with our clients to tailor a package that guarantees compliance for your smoke alarm.
From 23 March 2020, NSW landlords and agents need to ensure that smoke alarms installed in rented properties are in working order.
Where a smoke alarm is not in working order, landlords and agents must ensure the alarm is repaired (this includes replacing a battery) within 2 business days.
Landlords and agents must check smoke alarms every year to ensure they are working.
Landlords and agents must ensure:
– smoke alarms are replaced within 10 years of manufacture, or earlier if specified by the manufacturer
– batteries are installed or replaced every year (or for lithium batteries, in the period specified by the manufacturer).
Landlords and agents must give at least 2 business days’ notice to inspect or assess the need for smoke alarm repair or replacement, and at least 1 hour notice to carry out repair or replacement of a smoke alarm.
Under current legislation it states that Landlords must ensure their rental property is fitted with the required number of working smoke alarms complying with the Australian Standard (3786-1993) and installed as outlined in the Building Code of Australia (BCA) Part 220.127.116.11
Landlords and agents are required to have working smoke alarms installed and maintained to BCA and Australian standards. Failure to protect the safety of your tenants and investment property with a working and regularly maintained smoke alarm that is certified may result in the dismissal of an insurance claim for damage, loss of life or personal injury, or even a $500 penalty for simply failing to comply.
When using a smoke alarm certification company like Safe Fire And Electrical, we will ensure all your smoke alarms are compliant. Once the inspection of the smoke alarm is passed Safe Fire And Electrical will issue you your Smoke Alarm Compliance Certificate.This document will be required by the insurance company should any claims arise due to fire related incidents.