Property managers encouraged to test smoke alarms

A recent tour has prompted discussions about smoke alarm safety, with property managers urged to stay up-to-date with the latest smoke detector legislation.

A tour through Queensland by smoke alarm compliance provider Smoke Alarm Solutions (SAS) has prompted the company to warn PMs to ensure they are aware of the regulations relating to smoke detectors.

SAS Australia and New Zealand sales and marketing director, Julieanne Worchurst, issued the warning ahead of impending smoke alarm legislation changes in Queensland.

Ms Worchurst said raising industry awareness will reduce legal claims against property management and real estate agencies, and reassure landlords.

“There is no doubt that the safety of the tenanted family, as well as their property investment, is the most important consideration for landlords, and therefore property managers need to constantly stay up-to-date on the latest legislation,” she said.

Ms Worchurst said property managers should encourage tenants to test their smoke alarms at least once a year.

“A compliant smoke alarm is a working one, because that’s the only smoke alarm that can save your life. Assuming it works is not good enough.”

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