Ensuring Electrical Safety Compliance in QLD: Switchboard Inspections and Safety Switch Testing

Strata living has become increasingly popular in Queensland, providing residents with a sense of community and shared responsibility for common areas. However, with communal living comes the need for stringent safety measures, especially when it comes to electrical systems. In this article, we will explore the importance of electrical safety compliance in Queensland strata schemes,…

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QFES: Charge Schedule for Alarm Monitoring 2023-24

The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) play a critical role in ensuring the safety and well-being of Queensland’s residents and properties. Among their many services, QFES offers alarm monitoring to help prevent and respond to fire emergencies promptly. QFES has announced the 2023-24 Annual Alarm Management Charge (AMC). In this article, we will delve…

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Body Corporate Committees – Your Fire Safety Maintenance Obligations?

The Building Code of Australia sets out the definitions of the different classes of buildings. Bodies corporate must ensure the following compliance requirements are met as per the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 and Queensland Development Code, MP6.1. All fire safety installations must be tested and maintained In Queensland, a fire safety installation is the…

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New Smoke Alarm Laws: 2022 Deadline Approaches

New Smoke Alarm Laws: 2022 Deadline Approaches

New Smoke Alarm laws for QLD came into effect on 1 January 2017. The legislation specifies that all homes in Queensland must be fitted with photoelectric, interconnected smoke alarms in all bedrooms and hallways. Photoelectric smoke alarms are more advanced at detecting smoke from smouldering fires, compared to ionisation smoke alarms as the alarms have…

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