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BONNIE L
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10/06/2017 - 3:03 pm
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Hi all, Wonder if anyone has experience of approaching smoke alarm concerns, individual, and building, on whether a specialised alarm firm or a licensed electricial firm does that work. Apparently it has to be in line with local council  guidelines. Thanks a lot.    

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11/06/2017 - 5:29 pm
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It would help to know where you are. In NSW smoke alarms are covered by state government legislation:

http://www.legislation.nsw.gov.....art9/div7a

 

In a nutshell:

https://www.stratachoice.com.au/blog/news/whoisresponsibletorepairorreplacesmokesensorsdetectors

There are plenty of specialised fire safety firms/electricians who do fire safety work. A good place to start would be raising concerns with whoever does your annual fire safety check.

The fire safety check requirements are covered by the fire safety legislation & if you're a strata committee member it's worth a read:

http://www.legislation.nsw.gov...../557/part9

(& apologies if you're not in NSW.)

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Thanks it's NSW, What is really wanted is a tip on whether to get an electrician or a specialist alarm co.  The present one is telling us there is something amiss and haven't been able to identify the problem.  I believe a fresh firm's idea is called for - what type of firm to call is the question. Thanks!

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The fire safety firm our OC uses is a member of an industry group, Fire Protection Association Australia:

http://www.fpaa.com.au/

They might be a good starting point for an answer to your question, information & local service providers.

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Thanks very much indeed for that Tharra. Will check it out.

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