Ionisation smoke alarms

There has been recent media attention around smoke alarms and hardware stores no longer replenishing stock of ionisation alarms. So, what does this mean for you as a landlord?

Reducing the risk of a fire
  • 1 August, 2018
  • smoke alarms, Landlords, rentals

The call to stop selling ionisation alarms does not immediately change anything for landlords.

As per the legislation, existing ionisation alarms are legal in rental properties. It is only when the alarm expires or the alarm stops working that it needs to be replaced with a photoelectric alarm.

Fire Safety Tip from SATS:

Remember that extension cords are not intended for long term use.  The longer a cord is left in the same outlet increases safety hazards.


LJ Hooker NZ

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