It is law for every home to have a working smoke alarm.
Your landlord is responsible for installing and replacing smoke alarms and batteries.
A working smoke alarm on your ceiling will:
• Alert you to a fire in your home• Give you time to escape safely
In the event of a fire in your home:
• Get down low to stay out of smoke• Alert others on the way out if safe to do so
When you are safe outside:
• Call 000• Ask for "FIRE" • Be ready to give your address
• Press the button• Hold in until the alarm goes “BEEP, BEEP, BEEP”
Dust or gently wipe around cover of smoke alarm
Reporting faults to your landlord
• If the smoke alarm does not “BEEP, BEEP, BEEP” when tested • If the smoke alarm makes an occasional “chirping” noise
Safe use of electricity and power boards
• Use one power board per power point• Never plug a power board into a power board• Only purchase electrical products with either:
Regulatory compliance mark
Australian approval mark
For further information on renting visit the Consumer Affairs website: www.consumer.vic.gov.au/housing-and-accommodation/renting.
The Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authority Council (AFAC) recommends monthly testing of smoke alarms to ensure they are working correctly.
Only working Smoke Alarms save lives.