Smoke Alarms Testing:
The tenant agrees to Inspect, carry out maintenance and survey the smoke alarm in their rooms as per below instructions. To this end they agree to do these things:
Visually inspect the smoke alarms for any conditions that may adversely affect its operations for example excessive dust or paint.
Ensure the battery isn’t missing; this will be evident as the top of the smoke alarm will not close and will hang free.
Ensure that the green indicator light on the top of the smoke alarm is on constantly.
For “Guardian” smoke alarms there should be no red indicator light flashing. If you are unsure which smoke alarm you have ask the landlord.
For all other type of smoke alarms ensure that the red indicator light on the top of the smoke alarm is flashing regularly for instance every 40 to 60 seconds. The red indicator light shouldn’t be flashing rapidly, for instance every 15 seconds, or NOT be flashing at all. If you require assistance from the landlord please ask.
Six Monthly test:
Activate the smoke alarm by pushing the test button. If you require assistance from the landlord please ask.
If in their room, or in the common areas, a tenant notices that a smoke alarm is not operating properly, for instance:
- The red indicator light indicator is flashing rapidly (every 15 seconds)
- The smoke alarm is chirping every 30 to 60 seconds.
- Any of the above weekly or six monthly tests fail.
Then a tenant, after considering their own safety first, will inform the land lord immediately so that he/she can repair it.