All landlords are required by law to comply with the standards for rental housing and should ensure their properties are fully compliant with fire safety and minimum standards regulations for rental properties. Local authorities are responsible for ensuring compliance of minimum standards and fire safety.
Minimum standards include
- Each dwelling contains, where necessary, carbon monoxide detectors and alarms, which must be suitably located.
- Tenants must have access to a fire blanket and fire detection and alarm system.
- In multi-unit buildings, there must be a fire detection and alarm system, an emergency evacuation plan and emergency lighting in common areas. Fire safety equipment must be maintained.
It is highly recommended that a fire extinguisher and fire blanket are stored on each floor. The advantage of the large fire extinguisher is the 10 second discharge time compared with the 1kg's 7 seconds. Large fire extinguisher will discharge twice as much dry powder.