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Smoke Alarm testing

Posted on 14 Nov 2018

Over the month of November,  the smoke alarm testing and checking program will be rolled out across SEARMS managed and owned properties.

Since 1 May 2006, all landlords are responsible for the installation of smoke alarms (Australian Standard AS 3786) in rented premises. The minimum requirement is at least one working smoke alarm on every level of the home.

Once a tenancy has commenced, the tenant is responsible for replacing the battery, if needed, in battery smoke operated alarms.  Hard-wired smoke alarm back-up batteries are to be replaced by the landlord.

This year SEARMS has negotiated with the contractor that they employ an Aboriginal person from the Batemans Bay area to assist with this planned maintenance program. With the assistance of Mogo LALC and Workability in Batemans Bay, we were fortunate to be able to place two of our young people in this opportunity!

Please assist our contractor Rodney of Quinton Electrical and his team when they call to arrange your appointment by ensuring they can get access to check the alarms in your home.