the guidelines for vic are where?
I have an alarm in the hallway and I was told a professional knows where to place it and how to check it because someone was sued for millions over a faulty smoke alarm.
Can they name the case and the facts of it? This is nonsense, just a PM seeking to shift potential liability onto a third party (the inspector) or the owner in the extremely rare event of a fire. I've said my peace in the thread Gools refers to.
As for the guidelines, it's actually a requirement for every Victorian home to have a smoke alarm. Here is the MFB's summary of what's involved: http://www.mfb.vic.gov.au/Community-Safety/Home-Fire-Safety/Smoke-Alarms.html (there is no reference to who must undertake the regular testing.)
Hi Railglider.I'm an Electrician, and I know under AS/NZ 3000 wiring rules for all new homes,
Smoke alarms must be fitted to a new dwelling. Not just your $5.00 battery twin packs from Bunnings either. They must be hard wired, and they have to meet the code intended. Now if this is a must meet regulation for all new homes, where it is either Owner occupied or Rental tenant
Just to clarify; the hardwired alarms are only required for new properties. Is that right?
The battery operated type are still ok for older properties. Yes? No? Maybe? Tick whichever applicable.
My RE has told me that the tenant has been told by "Smoke alarms Solutions" that the 2 hard wired smoke alarms that we had installed 5 years ago have to be replaced and rewired???
Does anyone know if this is correct?
Why in the world did I bother getting hardwired ones if they only last for 5 years!!??