Smoke Alarm Safety Check

Victorian Residential Rental Property’s require Smoke Alarm safety activities be conducted every year, to ensure specified Safety standards are maintained in accordance with the Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021.

What's Involved

Required Annually as per the Residential Tenancies Act.

Visual inspection, testing and cleaning based on Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021 and Building Act 1993.

If a Smoke Alarm is faulty or expired we will replace at no additional cost. If new Smoke Alarm needs to be installed to meet regulations additional cost of $50+GST per Smoke Alarm for supply & install.

Comprehensive report detailing all components of installation checked upon completion.

Cost: $99 (price includes GST) annually

What We Do

Our highly trained A Grade Electrician’s and smoke alarm technicians are trained to evaluate the safety standards required to provide an in-depth Smoke Alarm Safety Check, in line with the Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021. Our team work’s hard to deliver technical knowledge and experience, to ensure your Rented Premises is well looked after!

Safety Check’s that take into account the age of the property and it’s installation, in order to assess the installations need for compliance rectification, and safety for continued use in line with Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021. 

Backed by a technical internal quality review before the report is submitted, to ensure customer satisfaction.

Understanding the Requirements

The Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021 require all residential rented premises’ to have an Smoke Alarm Safety Check conducted every year. 

This requires the batteries as replaced, alarm tested, checked for compliance with Building Act 1993  and repair/replace faulty smoke alarms prescribed in the Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021 — Schedule 1—Forms – PART C—SAFETY-RELATED ACTIVITIES – 16. Smoke alarm safety activities, detailed below;

Smoke alarm safety activities

(1) The residential rental provider must ensure that

(a) each smoke alarm is correctly installed and in working condition; and

(b) each smoke alarm is tested according to the manufacturer’s instructions at least once every 12 months; and

(c) the batteries in each smoke alarm are replaced as required.

(2) The residential rental provider must immediately arrange for a smoke alarm to be repaired or replaced as an urgent repair if they are notified by the renter that it is not in working order.

Note: Repair or replacement of a hard-wired smoke alarm must be undertaken by a suitably qualified person.

(3) The residential rental provider, on or before the commencement of the residential rental agreement, must provide the renter with the following information in writing—

(a) information about how each smoke alarm in the rented premises operates;

(b) information about how to test each smoke alarm in the rented premises;

(c) information about the renter’s obligations to not tamper with any smoke alarms and to report if a smoke alarm in the rented premises is not in working order.

Note: Regulations made under the Building Act 1993 require smoke alarms to be installed in all residential buildings.