Now is the time to be a proactive, fire safe tenant – this will save lives. We want to keep you safe but we do need your help here as well!
It is essential to check each alarm. We are required to have smoke alarms installed within three meters of every bedroom and on each floor of a home – and we’ll make sure of that but we want to bring you up to speed on your part here as well.
So – there are two types of smoke alarms; the modern Cavius alarm that does not require batteries and the older style, battery powered alarm.
Here is an example of a Cavius alarm:
And here is a battery powered alarm:
If battery powered make sure your alarm has battery by pushing the test button on the alarm to here the beep which means it is still working. If they aren’t beeping, replace the battery (this is a tenant responsibility) and check the expiry date.
If you have a Cavius alarm then simply push the bottom of the alarm to hear the beep meaning it is still working.
So hear are a few things we need from you:
- Please do not damage, remove, or disconnect a smoke alarm
- Replace dead batteries during the tenancy if they are the battery powered smoke alarms. If this does not work or you see it has expired please get in touch with your property manager as soon as possible.
- If a Cavius alarm is not beeping when you test it please get in touch with your property manager as soon as possible as well.
- If you have any issues or are unsure about your alarms get in touch – we are here to help!
To get further information from Fire Emergency New Zealand: https://fireandemergency.nz/at-home/smoke-alarms/