AS3786 PDF

This standard applies to smoke alarms intended for installation within residential accommodation where connection to fire control stations is not required. This standard specifies requirements for the design and performance of electrically operated smoke alarms containing both detection and alarm facilities. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required. A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave.

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The details below is intended to inform consumers and installers of the latest legislation regarding smoke alarms in Australia. Should there be any changes to the legislation, PSA will endeavour to keep the information here as current as possible. If any changes in smoke alarm laws occur, it is often formally announced and given sufficient time to be mandated.

Subscribe to our mailing list at the bottom of the page to be kept informed. In all states across Australia, smoke alarms complying with Australian Standards AS must be fitted in all residential and rental properties and in accordance with the Building Code of Australia.

Please see below for individual State requirements. At least one working smoke alarm installed on each level of a home. This includes owner occupied, rental properties, relocatable homes, caravans or any other residential building where people sleep. This has been the law since 1 May and can include hard-wired or battery powered smoke alarms.

As of 1 November , all residential properties must have a working smoke alarm. If you are a home owner and already have a working ionisation smoke alarm installed, you do not have to change to a photoelectric smoke alarm until one of the following occurs:.

From January 1, every Queensland residence will need to be fitted with photoelectric, interconnected smoke alarms in all bedrooms, as well as hallways of residences. All houses being built or significantly renovated will need to comply with the smoke alarm legislation upon completion after January 1, All houses leased or sold will need to meet compliance after five years and all owner-occupied private dwellings will need to comply with the legislation within 10 years.

Smoke Alarms installed in Queensland after 1st January must be AS compliant with some exceptions; Building approvals issued before 1 Jan and in non-regulatory installation can continue to use AS compliant products. Homes or residential rental properties purchased before 1 February are required to fit a replaceable battery powered smoke alarm. Homes or residential rental properties purchased on or after 1 February requires a smoke alarm or smoke alarms to be fitted within six months from the day on which the title is transferred and be either:.

Homes or residential rental properties built on or after 1 January , the Building Code of Australia requires a volt mains powered smoke alarm. From 1 May , all Tasmanian residential rental properties must be fitted with smoke alarms.

From 1 May until 30 April , smoke alarms can be battery by either 9-volt removable battery or a 10 year non-removable battery powered, or mains powered, provided it complies with AS From 1 May , smoke alarms will be required to be either mains powered or 10 year non-removable battery powered alarms.

All homes constructed after 1 August must have mains powered smoke alarms. Homes before 1 August must have a battery operated smoke alarm. From 1 May , building regulations require all homes, apartments and residential buildings have interconnected smoke alarms.

Since , mains power smoke alarms must be installed in new properties and any existing properties that have undergone significant renovations. From 1 October , mains powered smoke alarms must be fitted in all existing residential buildings prior to sale and when a new tenancy agreement is signed for rental properties.

If there are no tenancy changes in rental properties, then mains powered smoke alarms must be fitted by 1 October New dwellings approved for constructions on and from 1 May will require interconnection of smoke alarms.

Sign me up for the newsletter! Any smoke alarm being replaced after January 1, must be a photoelectric smoke alarm. These smoke alarms must be: V mains powered interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms Photoelectric smoke alarms that are powered by a sealed year lithium battery and have the capability to wirelessly interconnect between each alarm Approved to AS Homes or residential rental properties purchased on or after 1 February requires a smoke alarm or smoke alarms to be fitted within six months from the day on which the title is transferred and be either: volt, mains powered smoke alarm a 10 year life, non-replaceable, non-removable, permanently connected battery powered smoke alarm.


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In , SA formally acknowledged AS is flawed. CSIRO scientific test data proves ionization alarms are unable to activate in Australian Standards smoldering fire tests until times the maximum safe limit set for photoelectric smoke alarms. AS, is the standard which most smoke alarms in Australian homes are tested to. In December UL were sued for allowing allowing ionization smoke alarms to pass a smoldering fire test that is not representative of a real-world cool smoke smoldering fire.


Australian Standard AS 3786:2014 Smoke Alarms - Australian Government


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