NSW

Legislation

Smoke Alarms
Pool Compliance
Window Compliance
Building Compliance
Safety Switch Compliance

NSW

Smoke Alarms

Compliance with smoke alarm safety standards is of paramount importance - not only to protect the occupants of your building, but to avoid the legal consequences of negligence.

If a building doesn’t have the correct amount of smoke alarms, if the alarms aren’t installed in the correct positions, or if the smoke alarms are faulty, property and strata managers may face fines or even legal action. Additionally, most insurance policies feature an exclusion clause that allows the insurance company to reject claims if smoke alarms safety standards have not been met.

The consequences of non-compliance can be dire. With ARA Compliance, you can rest assured that you, your building, and its occupants are protected.

Fire & Rescue NSW - Smoke alarms

Pool Compliance

Pool fencing laws vary from state to state, but throughout Australia, it’s the owners that are responsible for ensuring their pools are compliant with the relevant legislation. The installation of a compliant pool fence can mean the difference between safety and tragedy.

Product Safety Australia - Spas & Pools

Window Compliance

The legislation regarding blinds and window cords affects Australian businesses involved in the supply of window coverings (importers, distributors, retailers and installers) as well as the owners and renters of residential, commercial, and government properties.

Although the legislation only covers corded curtains and blinds installed after 1st July, 2011, the intent behind the legislation - keeping children safe - applies to all existing corded curtains and blinds.

By the 13th of March, 2018, all above-ground windows in NSW must be fitted with safety devices to prevent children from falling. An above-ground window is defined as a window that is 2m or more from the outside ground, and one that is less than 1.7m above the inside floor. Locks or security screens are to allow an opening of no more than 12.5cm.

Australian Government - Trade Practices (Consumer Product Safety Standard — Corded Internal Window Coverings) Regulations 2010

Product Safety Australia - Blinds & curtains

Fair Trading NSW - Window and balcony safety

Building Compliance

There are a wide variety of mandatory boxes that need to be checked before any building is erected. From the beginning of the planning process until construction is complete, each new building requires certifications from town planners, local councils, and state and federal governments.

Although this process can be arduous, ARA Compliance offers a comprehensive compliance service for building practices to streamline your building’s progress.

Safety Switch Compliance

Although the legislation varies slightly from state to state, all domestic installations throughout Australia are legally required to have a minimum of one safety switch in their switchboard. Some states require additional safety switches on power points and lighting circuits. There’s no reason to gamble when it comes to safety.

QLD

Smoke Alarms

Compliance with smoke alarm safety standards is of paramount importance - not only to protect the occupants of your building, but to avoid the legal consequences of negligence.

If a building doesn’t have the correct amount of smoke alarms, if the alarms aren’t installed in the correct positions, or if the smoke alarms are faulty, property and strata managers may face fines or even legal action. Additionally, most insurance policies feature an exclusion clause that allows the insurance company to reject claims if smoke alarms safety standards have not been met.

The consequences of non-compliance can be dire. With ARA Compliance, you can rest assured that you, your building, and its occupants are protected.

Queensland Government - Smoke alarms

Residential Tenancies Authority - Smoke alarms

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services - Smoke Alarm Legislation Information Sheet (PDF)

Pool Compliance

Pool fencing laws vary from state to state, but throughout Australia, it’s the owners that are responsible for ensuring their pools are compliant with the relevant legislation. The installation of a compliant pool fence can mean the difference between safety and tragedy.

Department of Housing and Public Works - Pool safety laws

Window Compliance

The legislation regarding blinds and window cords affects Australian businesses involved in the supply of window coverings (importers, distributors, retailers and installers) as well as the owners and renters of residential, commercial, and government properties.

Although the legislation only covers corded curtains and blinds installed after 1st July, 2011, the intent behind the legislation - keeping children safe - applies to all existing corded curtains and blinds.

Australian Government - Trade Practices (Consumer Product Safety Standard — Corded Internal Window Coverings) Regulations 2010

Product Safety Australia - Blinds & curtains

Building Compliance

There are a wide variety of mandatory boxes that need to be checked before any building is erected. From the beginning of the planning process until construction is complete, each new building requires certifications from town planners, local councils, and state and federal governments.

Although this process can be arduous, ARA Compliance offers a comprehensive compliance service for building practices to streamline your building’s progress.

Safety Switch Compliance

Although the legislation varies slightly from state to state, all domestic installations throughout Australia are legally required to have a minimum of one safety switch in their switchboard. Some states require additional safety switches on power points and lighting circuits. There’s no reason to gamble when it comes to safety.

VIC

Smoke Alarms

Compliance with smoke alarm safety standards is of paramount importance - not only to protect the occupants of your building, but to avoid the legal consequences of negligence.

If a building doesn’t have the correct amount of smoke alarms, if the alarms aren’t installed in the correct positions, or if the smoke alarms are faulty, property and strata managers may face fines or even legal action. Additionally, most insurance policies feature an exclusion clause that allows the insurance company to reject claims if smoke alarms safety standards have not been met.

The consequences of non-compliance can be dire. With ARA Compliance, you can rest assured that you, your building, and its occupants are protected.

Metropolitan Fire Brigade - Only working smoke alarms save lives

Consumer Affairs Victoria - Smoke alarms and fire safety - advice for tenants and residents

Pool Compliance

Pool fencing laws vary from state to state, but throughout Australia, it’s the owners that are responsible for ensuring their pools are compliant with the relevant legislation. The installation of a compliant pool fence can mean the difference between safety and tragedy.

Victorian Building Authority - Swimming pools, spas and their safety barriers (PDF)

Window Compliance

The legislation regarding blinds and window cords affects Australian businesses involved in the supply of window coverings (importers, distributors, retailers and installers) as well as the owners and renters of residential, commercial, and government properties.

Although the legislation only covers corded curtains and blinds installed after 1st July, 2011, the intent behind the legislation - keeping children safe - applies to all existing corded curtains and blinds.

Australian Government - Trade Practices (Consumer Product Safety Standard — Corded Internal Window Coverings) Regulations 2010

Product Safety Australia - Blinds & curtains

Building Compliance

There are a wide variety of mandatory boxes that need to be checked before any building is erected. From the beginning of the planning process until construction is complete, each new building requires certifications from town planners, local councils, and state and federal governments.

Although this process can be arduous, ARA Compliance offers a comprehensive compliance service for building practices to streamline your building’s progress.

Safety Switch Compliance

Although the legislation varies slightly from state to state, all domestic installations throughout Australia are legally required to have a minimum of one safety switch in their switchboard. Some states require additional safety switches on power points and lighting circuits. There’s no reason to gamble when it comes to safety.

SA

Smoke Alarms

Compliance with smoke alarm safety standards is of paramount importance - not only to protect the occupants of your building, but to avoid the legal consequences of negligence.

If a building doesn’t have the correct amount of smoke alarms, if the alarms aren’t installed in the correct positions, or if the smoke alarms are faulty, property and strata managers may face fines or even legal action. Additionally, most insurance policies feature an exclusion clause that allows the insurance company to reject claims if smoke alarms safety standards have not been met.

The consequences of non-compliance can be dire. With ARA Compliance, you can rest assured that you, your building, and its occupants are protected.

South Australian Government - Smoke alarms

Real Estate Institute - Smoke Alarms

Pool Compliance

Pool fencing laws vary from state to state, but throughout Australia, it’s the owners that are responsible for ensuring their pools are compliant with the relevant legislation. The installation of a compliant pool fence can mean the difference between safety and tragedy.

South Australian Government - Pool and spa safety

Window Compliance

The legislation regarding blinds and window cords affects Australian businesses involved in the supply of window coverings (importers, distributors, retailers and installers) as well as the owners and renters of residential, commercial, and government properties.

Although the legislation only covers corded curtains and blinds installed after 1st July, 2011, the intent behind the legislation - keeping children safe - applies to all existing corded curtains and blinds.

Australian Government - Trade Practices (Consumer Product Safety Standard — Corded Internal Window Coverings) Regulations 2010

Product Safety Australia - Blinds & curtains

Building Compliance

There are a wide variety of mandatory boxes that need to be checked before any building is erected. From the beginning of the planning process until construction is complete, each new building requires certifications from town planners, local councils, and state and federal governments.

Although this process can be arduous, ARA Compliance offers a comprehensive compliance service for building practices to streamline your building’s progress.

Safety Switch Compliance

Although the legislation varies slightly from state to state, all domestic installations throughout Australia are legally required to have a minimum of one safety switch in their switchboard. Some states require additional safety switches on power points and lighting circuits. There’s no reason to gamble when it comes to safety.

NT

Smoke Alarms

Compliance with smoke alarm safety standards is of paramount importance - not only to protect the occupants of your building, but to avoid the legal consequences of negligence.

If a building doesn’t have the correct amount of smoke alarms, if the alarms aren’t installed in the correct positions, or if the smoke alarms are faulty, property and strata managers may face fines or even legal action. Additionally, most insurance policies feature an exclusion clause that allows the insurance company to reject claims if smoke alarms safety standards have not been met.

The consequences of non-compliance can be dire. With ARA Compliance, you can rest assured that you, your building, and its occupants are protected.

Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service - Current Territory laws on smoke alarms

Australasian Legal Information Institute - Fire and emergency amendment (smoke alarm) regulations 2011 (no 43 of 2011) - reg 5

Pool Compliance

Pool fencing laws vary from state to state, but throughout Australia, it’s the owners that are responsible for ensuring their pools are compliant with the relevant legislation. The installation of a compliant pool fence can mean the difference between safety and tragedy.

Lands and Planning Services - Swimming Pool Fencing Unit

Window Compliance

The legislation regarding blinds and window cords affects Australian businesses involved in the supply of window coverings (importers, distributors, retailers and installers) as well as the owners and renters of residential, commercial, and government properties.

Although the legislation only covers corded curtains and blinds installed after 1st July, 2011, the intent behind the legislation - keeping children safe - applies to all existing corded curtains and blinds.

Australian Government - Trade Practices (Consumer Product Safety Standard — Corded Internal Window Coverings) Regulations 2010

Product Safety Australia - Blinds & curtains

Building Compliance

There are a wide variety of mandatory boxes that need to be checked before any building is erected. From the beginning of the planning process until construction is complete, each new building requires certifications from town planners, local councils, and state and federal governments.

Although this process can be arduous, ARA Compliance offers a comprehensive compliance service for building practices to streamline your building’s progress.

Safety Switch Compliance

Although the legislation varies slightly from state to state, all domestic installations throughout Australia are legally required to have a minimum of one safety switch in their switchboard. Some states require additional safety switches on power points and lighting circuits. There’s no reason to gamble when it comes to safety.

WA

Smoke Alarms

Compliance with smoke alarm safety standards is of paramount importance - not only to protect the occupants of your building, but to avoid the legal consequences of negligence.

If a building doesn’t have the correct amount of smoke alarms, if the alarms aren’t installed in the correct positions, or if the smoke alarms are faulty, property and strata managers may face fines or even legal action. Additionally, most insurance policies feature an exclusion clause that allows the insurance company to reject claims if smoke alarms safety standards have not been met.

The consequences of non-compliance can be dire. With ARA Compliance, you can rest assured that you, your building, and its occupants are protected.

Department of Commerce - Smoke alarm laws

Department of Fire & Emergency Services - Smoke Alarm Legislative Requirements

Pool Compliance

Pool fencing laws vary from state to state, but throughout Australia, it’s the owners that are responsible for ensuring their pools are compliant with the relevant legislation. The installation of a compliant pool fence can mean the difference between safety and tragedy.

Department of Commerce - Rules for pools and spas

Window Compliance

The legislation regarding blinds and window cords affects Australian businesses involved in the supply of window coverings (importers, distributors, retailers and installers) as well as the owners and renters of residential, commercial, and government properties.

Although the legislation only covers corded curtains and blinds installed after 1st July, 2011, the intent behind the legislation - keeping children safe - applies to all existing corded curtains and blinds.

Australian Government - Trade Practices (Consumer Product Safety Standard — Corded Internal Window Coverings) Regulations 2010

Product Safety Australia - Blinds & curtains

Building Compliance

There are a wide variety of mandatory boxes that need to be checked before any building is erected. From the beginning of the planning process until construction is complete, each new building requires certifications from town planners, local councils, and state and federal governments.

Although this process can be arduous, ARA Compliance offers a comprehensive compliance service for building practices to streamline your building’s progress.

Safety Switch Compliance

Although the legislation varies slightly from state to state, all domestic installations throughout Australia are legally required to have a minimum of one safety switch in their switchboard. Some states require additional safety switches on power points and lighting circuits. There’s no reason to gamble when it comes to safety.

TAS

Compliance with smoke alarm safety standards is of paramount importance - not only to protect the occupants of your building, but to avoid the legal consequences of negligence.

If a building doesn’t have the correct amount of smoke alarms, if the alarms aren’t installed in the correct positions, or if the smoke alarms are faulty, property and strata managers may face fines or even legal action. Additionally, most insurance policies feature an exclusion clause that allows the insurance company to reject claims if smoke alarms safety standards have not been met.

The consequences of non-compliance can be dire. With ARA Compliance, you can rest assured that you, your building, and its occupants are protected.

Consumer Affairs & Fair Trading - Residential Tenancy (Smoke Alarms) Act 2012 and Residential Tenancy (Smoke Alarms) Regulations 2012 (PDF)

Tasmania Fire Service - Residential Rental Properties

Pool Compliance

Pool fencing laws vary from state to state, but throughout Australia, it’s the owners that are responsible for ensuring their pools are compliant with the relevant legislation. The installation of a compliant pool fence can mean the difference between safety and tragedy.

Department of Justice - Pool Safety

Window Compliance

The legislation regarding blinds and window cords affects Australian businesses involved in the supply of window coverings (importers, distributors, retailers and installers) as well as the owners and renters of residential, commercial, and government properties.

Although the legislation only covers corded curtains and blinds installed after 1st July, 2011, the intent behind the legislation - keeping children safe - applies to all existing corded curtains and blinds.

Australian Government - Trade Practices (Consumer Product Safety Standard — Corded Internal Window Coverings) Regulations 2010

Product Safety Australia - Blinds & curtains

Building Compliance

There are a wide variety of mandatory boxes that need to be checked before any building is erected. From the beginning of the planning process until construction is complete, each new building requires certifications from town planners, local councils, and state and federal governments.

Although this process can be arduous, ARA Compliance offers a comprehensive compliance service for building practices to streamline your building’s progress.

Safety Switch Compliance

Although the legislation varies slightly from state to state, all domestic installations throughout Australia are legally required to have a minimum of one safety switch in their switchboard. Some states require additional safety switches on power points and lighting circuits. There’s no reason to gamble when it comes to safety.