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What We Do

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REPAIR & FAULT FINDING

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MOVES & CHANGES

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COMPLIANCE TESTING

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LIGHT RE-TUBING

OUR PROMISE TO YOU

E.J Electrical & Communications can provide a range of services including compliance testing, smoke alarm installation and maintenance, moving and adding power and data points, fluorescent tube replacements etc. As signatories to both FluoroCycle and ExitCycle, customers requiring lights replaced can trust that removed fluorescent tubes and other mercury containing globes are sent off for recycling.

With us, you can rest assured that the work will be performed to the highest standard by educated and well trained tradesmen that will be able to provide advice in all aspects of data and communication works. 

 

Call us today to discuss your project. We are always more than happy to provide guidance and recommendations.

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Queensland Smoke Alarm Legislation

As of 1st January 2017, new smoke alarm laws became effective. For new dwellings or where a substantial renovation is undertaken the new laws will apply immediately, meaning:

 

  • photoelectric (AS3786-2014) alarms only;

  • cannot also contain an ionisation sensor;

  • be hardwired to the mains power supply with a secondary power source (battery);

  • be interconnected with every other smoke alarm.

The legislation requires that smoke alarms be installed in the following locations:

  • on each storey

  • in each bedroom;

  • in hallways serving bedrooms and the rest of the dwelling; 

  • if there is no hallway, between the bedroom and other parts of the storey; and

  • installed in the exit path of every storey not containing bedrooms.

Smoke alarms must be hardwired, or for existing dwellings, they can also be powered by a non-removable 10-year battery.

For existing dwellings the new laws will come into effect as of 1st January 2027. For dwellings being sold, leased or an existing lease renewed, the new laws will come into effect as of 1st January 2022.

 

However, if the existing smoke alarms are manufactured more than 10 years ago or the alarms don’t work when tested, they will have to be replaced with photoelectric alarms which comply with Australian Standard (AS) 3786-2014.

For more information, please visit Qld Fire and Emergency Services website.