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Smoke Detectors

Discussion in 'Kombi Club' started by syncro, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    FYI

    For caravans and motorhomes

    Caravans and campervans have limited escape options in the event of a fire. You have just a few seconds to get out of a burning caravan, as they are constructructed of lightweight and highly combustible fittings.. A working smoke alarm can mean the difference between life and death.

    NSW legislation stipulates that you must have at least one working smoke alarm inside the van where the bed is, and one in the annex if people are sleeping there.

    These smoke alarms must be fitted with a “hush” button, allowing the occupant to silence the alarm for 10 minutes.


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  2. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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  3. Andy.

    Andy. Active Member

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    Same in QLD, I needed a working one to pass roadworthy in my Jayco Dove ('70's model)
    Have not looked up campervans, but would assume it's the same for anything you sleep in.

    Their cheap and easy to install, definitely worthwhile
     
  4. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Just in case the first 10 mins didn't asphyxiate you:rolleyes:. As AC/DC say ...it's a long way to the top (or front of a Kombi) :p. Just two steps;).
    Cheers
     
  5. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Do I need one for my tent?
     
  6. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    When these laws came in there was talk of exempting soft roofed premises. I do not know what the decision was.
     
  7. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    I’m soft in the head.
    Guess that’s why I don’t have one
     
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