Don't risk it! - Calculating smoke alarm compliance in your properties

Real Estate organisations and their property managers understand that there are many components needed to maintain properties within a property portfolio. One of these requirements is the installation and maintenance of compliant smoke alarms to ensure all parties are protected from physical and legal risk. But what does it mean to be compliant and what are the risks of non-compliance?


What does it mean to be compliant?
Ensuring smoke alarms are compliant means that your landlord’s duty of care to their tenants is upheld. A property is deemed compliant after

-Location & number of alarms required per building code is checked
-Expiry date of alarms is checked & replaced if necessary
-Battery in alarms is replaced-Alarms are tested using artificial smoke
-All non-functioning alarms are replaced

Once all these conditions are met, our technician will issue a certificate of compliance.
 

The risk of non-compliance
Non-compliance is created when one or multiple conditions required to deem a smoke alarm compliant is not properly addressed. If your alarms are missing, faulty, damaged, expired or are not properly serviced to the compliance points above to deem a smoke alarm as fully functioning, then they run the risk of having one or more issues that may lead it to not protect tenants in the event of a fire. Smoke Alarm Australia's technicians are trained to ensure that all conditions that create compliance are met and that all conditions not addressed or is in need of addressing is met with quality service and skill.
 

But how do you know your properties level of risk? 
At Smoke Alarms Australia we have developed a Risk Calculator to help you identify the level of compliance within your property portfolios. Give your agency a greater understanding of its smoke alarm security standard by putting your information into the Risk Calculator and seeing what level of risk you get back.