New home smoke alarm leg­is­la­tion

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

NORTH Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil re­minds res­i­dents about new leg­is­la­tion re­quir­ing all Queens­lan­ders to have pho­to­elec­tric smoke alarms in­stalled in their homes.

Un­der the leg­is­la­tion that came into ef­fect on Jan­uary 1, ev­ery Queens­land res­i­dence needs to be fit­ted with pho­to­elec­tric, in­ter­con­nected smoke alarms in all bed­rooms of the home, as well as in hall­ways or between ar­eas con­tain­ing bed­rooms.

The 10-year roll­out of the leg­is­la­tion will give peo­ple time to en­sure they have the right alarms and they are cor­rectly lo­cated and in­stalled, although the Queens­land Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices said every­one should take ac­tion to in­stall them as soon as pos­si­ble.

The leg­is­la­tion was in re­sponse to a 2011 fa­tal house fire in Slacks Creek, Lo­gan.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.