Your questions answered: Do we need to be alarmed?

By Portner Press on November 1st, 2018
  1. Fire, Emergency & Incidents
  2. Fire Safety


Are fire doors required to be fitted with alarms that sound if they are opened in Queensland? We have a commercial site that has a tenant who has come from Melbourne and he has requested the doors be alarmed.


In Queensland, the Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990 (FESA) and the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR) regulate building owners’ and businesses’ obligations in relation to fire safety.

Neither the FESA nor the BFSR specifically stipulate that fire doors should have audible fire alarms fitted to them.

The Queensland Government’s Fire and Emergency Services have also developed the Fire Safety Management Tool for building owner/occupiers and while these are only guides, they too do not mention a need to have sound alarms fitted to fire doors.

If you would like to read the guides in full, they are available at

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