Matt Farrell Electrical

Electrical Safety Bundaberg

Matt Farrell Electrical highest priority is electrical safety Bundaberg. We provide services to make sure your homes and businesses meet the safety standards set in Australia.:

Electrical Safety Bundaberg Switches

Electrical safety Bundaberg switches are your insurance against electric shock. They are designed to prevent injury or death.

In Bundaberg, electrical safety switches play a crucial role in monitoring the flow of electricity in a circuit. They automatically cut off the electricity supply if they detect a current leakage from faulty switches, wiring, or electrical appliances. This preventive measure helps eliminate the risk of electric current flowing through a person and causing an electric shock.

Since July 1992, safety switches have been mandatory for power circuits in all new homes in Queensland. As a result, many homes in Queensland, including Bundaberg, already have safety switches installed to protect most power circuits. However, homes built before this regulation might not have safety switches, and it’s essential to check the switchboard for their presence. You can easily identify safety switches as they typically have a ‘test’ or ‘T’ button. Regular testing of these switches ensures they are functioning correctly and providing the necessary protection.

Smoke Alarms Bundaberg

On 1 January 2017, laws about smoke alarms Bundaberg commenced in Queensland.

As of this date, all new and substantially renovated homes must have had interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms compliant with Australian Standard 3786-2014 (AS 3786-2014) installed.

As part of the building process, new and substantially renovated homes should also have the compliant smoke alarms installed as required by the National Construction Code (NCC).

Smoke Alarm Bundaberg must also:

Smoke Alarm Bundaberg

The Smoke Alarm Bundaberg must be installed:

If there are no bedrooms on a storey at least one smoke alarm must be installed in the most likely path of travel to exit the dwelling.

Where practicable smoke alarms must be placed on the ceiling. Smoke alarms must not be placed within:

There are other special requirements for stairways, sloping ceilings, and ceilings with exposed beams which are explained in the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008.

If a homeowner or landlord installs or replaces a smoke alarm, regardless of the age of a dwelling, it must be replaced with a compliant interconnected photoelectric smoke alarm, that complies with AS 3786–2014.

From 1 January 2022, these requirements will apply to all houses leased and sold. If a landlord is not compliant by 1 January 2022, they will not be legally able to rent their property. Property sellers must continue to lodge a Form 24 stating the requirements of the law have been met.

From 1 January 2027, these requirements will apply to all homes.

Visit the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services’ website to read more about smoke alarms.