The changes to smoke alarm laws in 2022 represents important legislation. It is crucial that you engage a specialised technician trained in the 2022 requirements to instal the correct alarms in the correct locations throughout the property. They need to perform a full function test to ensure the alarms are working exactly as the legislation requires and provide written certification that the property is compliant.
- Ensure your property is upgraded to comply with today’s AND the 2022 legislation
- Ensure your alarms are compliant with the Australian Standard 3786-2014 and interconnected – so when one goes off, they all go off.
- Use a reputable supplier. Due to the high demand for services there are many third party providers entering the market quickly and completing upgrades to properties that may not comply with the 2022 legislation. This can be very costly to landlords to have rectified. Ensure your supplier is specialised in safety compliance for rental properties and can support the maintenance of your property going forward. Safety Watch have been installing and maintaining the compliance of smoke alarms in rental properties for over 14 years.
- Beware of blanket quotes. For example, $399 for a 2 bedroom house. All properties are different. To be sure your property is compliant you need to get a quote based on your property’s individual floor plan..
- Check the warranty on the smoke alarms. Good quality smoke alarms come with a warranty avoiding extra charges and unnecessary interruptions to tenants. Safety Watch use Cavius smoke alarms. They come with a 10 year warranty which is the full life of your smoke alarms.
- Ensure you get a compliance certificate from your provider stating that your property is 2022 compliant.