All home owners and occupiers should be aware that every dwelling house in NSW, both new and existing, must have a smoke detection and alarm system installed so as to activate the warning alarm in the event of a fire. On 25 February 2011 these same requirements were also introduced to require smoke alarms in caravans, campervans and movable dwellings where people sleep.
Smoke from a home fire can be toxic and the alarm given off by smoke detector can assist in alerting yourself and your family of a fire and give time to escape from the building. It also should be noted that you do not smell smoke when you are asleep and therefore a properly installed and maintained smoke alarm is very important in the safety of yourself and family.
With the exception of domestic smoke alarms that are installed in residential dwellings other types and classes of buildings which may have smoke alarms and other types of fire safety measures installed require annual certification and maintenance requirements.
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