Installation-Testing-Maintenance

Rental Property Smoke Alarm Testing

The early detection of fire in residential homes is critical in providing adequate time to investigate, contain or evacuate and operating smoke alarms are a must. Today’s homes are furnished with material that catches alight and burns much quicker and produces higher levels of toxicity than in the past. A fire in a home 2019 is likely to start within four minutes, whereas in 1980 this would have been twenty minutes, so time is of the essence.

Real Estate Agent

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Throughout Australia, including NSW tested and working smoke alarms in residential rental homes has been required by law and it is the collective responsibility of real estate agents and owners to ensure this occurs at least once a year. Survival Solutions can provide programmed maintenance on all rental properties within your portfolio, include Tenant management, scheduling and billing. If you are looking for hassle free services, then contact Survival Solutions today and find out how we can help you help your investors and tenants.

Landlord

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Landlords and property owners are obligated under law to ensure their properties are safe for occupation and part of these obligations are about smoke alarms. If you are a landlord and want to have Survival Solutions inspect and test the smoke alarms in your property annually, please contact to arrange this service, or advise your real-estate agent to contact us so that we can assist you. All properties are individually billed for ease of account management.

Tenant

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As the tenant of a property, one of the responsibilities of your landlord is ensuring your smoke alarm is tested and checked once each year. Our team will work to ensure the most efficient method of inspection occurs, ensuring you and your family remain safe. Your assistance in managing this safety inspection is of great importance to Survival Solutions, and we look forward to ensuring it is carried out with the least amount of fuss. If your home is due for inspection your real estate agent will have provided us with a work order with your details, permitting us to carry out the inspection. Our operations team will get in touch with you by SMS, before contacting you to arrange a suitable time. You may also give the agent permission to allow us to access your home with a spare key. All our technicians are trained experts in smoke alarm management have photo identification, driving marked service vehicles. If you have any concerns, please contact our office on 1300 040 362

How can I make an appointment for inspection?

Our operations team will contact you directly, however, if you need to contact us, please call 1300 040 362

How long will the technician need to carry out the test?

The inspection should take no longer than about 10 minutes, depending on the number of smoke alarms to be inspected.

How do I identify the technician?

Survival Solutions

All technicians will be wearing a Survival Solutions uniform with the Company Logo and have photographic identification.

Short-Term Rental Accommodation (STRA) Compliance

Survival Solutions is your one-stop shop to manage all of your STRA compliance needs.

 Smoke and Heat Alarms Wireless interconnected with non-removable 10-year lithium batteries.
 Evacuation Diagrams installed on or adjacent to the entrance and bedroom doors.
 Fire Extinguisher and Fire Blankets.
 Bush Fire Emergency information and advice.
 Emergency contact numbers for your area.
 Assessment report on egress doors in class two and four dwellings.

From $990 + GST

Airbnb and other short terms rental accommodation will be regulated in NSW from 1 November 2021, with the new conduct of conduct and fire safety regulation taking effect. The new fire safety rules have been introduced to create a reasonable balance between safety and cost.

These new rules will impact residential houses and units that are …
CLASS 1A (stand-alone residential homes or row of townhouses side by side)
CLASS 2 (sole occupancy units within a multi-level complex)
CLASS 4 (a sole occupancy unit or dwelling that is within another building class, such as school etc)

Requirements for Class 1A, 2 & 4

SMOKE ALARMS
Hard wired or wireless smoke and heat (garage only) alarms interlinked where there are more are than one required in the common area or locked garage. Where there is a locked garage that is situated beneath the dwelling, where guest do not have access, hard-wired or wireless heat must be installed, interlinked into all other smoke alarms in common areas.
EVACUATION DIAGRAMS
Evacuation diagrams or plans must be located on or near the entrance door and each bedroom in A4 size. These diagrams must comply with the requirements of AS 3745, installed between 1200 and 1600mm high.

Classes 2 & 4 only (additional requirements as well as those required for 1A Dwellings)
EGRESS DOORS
Egress doors must be opened from the inside the dwelling without recourse to a key, and any modification to the lock must not impair the fire resistance to the door.
PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
A 2.5kg Dry Chemical Powder ABE portable fire extinguisher must be installed in an accessible location in the kitchen in accordance with Section 3 of AS2444
FIRE BLANKETS
A fire blanket must be installed in an accessible location in the kitchen in accordance with AS2444

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