Prescribed Locations For Installing Smoke Alarms

Prescribed Locations For Installing Smoke Alarms

Where practicable smoke alarms must be placed on the
ceiling. Smoke alarms must not be placed:

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i) within 300mm of a corner of a ceiling and a wall;
ii) within 300mm of a light fitting;
iii) within 400mm of an air-conditioning vent;
iv) within 400mm or the blades of a ceiling fan.

There are special requirements for stairways, sloping
ceilings, and ceilings with exposed beams. Specific
requirements will be explained in the Building Fire Safety
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If impractical for the prescribed location requirements
to be met (e.g. may be affected by steam from shower
or fumes from cooking), the owner may put the alarm at
another location that will provide a warning to occupants
of the dwelling.

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