Smoke alarm inquiry calls for mandatory photoelectric alarms

A Queensland man whose three granddaughters and daughter-in-law died in a house fire has backed calls for photoelectric alarms to be made mandatory.

The same inquiry was also brought to light following Australia’s worst house fire in which 11 people were killed at Slacks Creek, south of Brisbane, a coroner recommended compulsory photoelectric smoke alarms in November 2014.

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Any building work or tenancy fit-outs that may impact the performance of the Special Fire Services (SFS) to the extent nominated in Schedule 8 of the Sustainable Planning Regulation 2009 should be referred to the QFES.
If there is an alternative solution in place for a building that is undergoing a partial fit-out, then that part of the building must be assessed by the Building Certifier and the QFES.

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The Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 was introduced on 1 July 2008.

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