Victorian Tenancy Compliance Packages
|Complete Compliance + Electrical||Complete Compliance + Safety|
|Smoke Alarm Compliance|
|Replace all faulty or expired smoke alarms|
|Multiple test for sound, location/ placement, damage|
|Artificial smoke used during test|
|Replace smoke alarm batteries when required|
|Replace smoke alarm batteries free of charge at change of tenant|
|No Emergency callout fee|
|Compliance certificate and audit report showing in detail work done including photos of smoke alarms|
|All window covers inspected|
|Window clips (cleats) for corded window coverings installed (no extra charges per window cleat or window, unlike other companies*)|
|Window compliance tag per window clip (cleats)|
|Excess or non-compliant cords removed or secured|
|Safety Switch Check|
|Manually trip RCD to ensure its working correctly|
|Report any faults to Real Estate Agent for rectification|
|In the event of an RCD fault, after being rectified, we will go out and retest. (no hidden fee for extra call out.)|
|Air Conditioner Filter Cleaning|
|Comprehensive dusting of split system and ducted air conditioner intake filters. (does not include evaporative units)|
|Electrical Safety Service (every 2 years)|
|Check & Services of all landlord supplied Electrical Appliances|
|Thorough switchboard inspection to ensure RCD's (safety Switches) are installed and operational.|
|Free replacement of faulty or damaged RCD's (safety Switch), light switches & power points.|
|Gas Safety Service (every 2 years)|
|Check Installation & Service of all landlord supplied Gas Appliances|
|Check Installation of LPG cylinders and associated gas components|
|Check that gas isolation valves are installed where required|
|Conduct a gas combustion spillage test|
Smoke Alarm Compliance
- Correct placement, location & number of smoke alarms
- All smoke alarms are not past expiry date (10 years from date of manufacture)
- Alarms tested annually
- Alarms have a decibel reading greater than 85
- New batteries installed every 12 months & with change of tenancy
- A Compliance Certificate/Report is issued annually
Blind Safety Compliance
Landlords throughout Australia have a duty of care to their tenants. One of these duties is to ensure that the residence is free from harm. There are mandatory safety requirements for window coverings.
Window coverings such as curtains, shades and blinds with cords and chains can cause injury and death to young children and babies if they become wrapped around their necks. Strangulation can occur when cords are too long or end in a loop:
A corded internal window covering must be installed in such a way that a loose cord cannot form a loop 220 mm or longer, at less than 1,600 mm above floor level.
No part of a cord guide may be installed lower than 1,600 mm above floor level unless the cord guide will remain firmly attached to a wall or other structure specified in the installation instructions when subjected to a tension force of 70 N applied in any direction for 10 seconds; and the cord is sufficiently secured or tensioned to prevent the formation of a loop 220 mm or longer. A cleat used to secure a cord must be installed at least 1,600 mm above floor level.
The rental provider must ensure that a gas safety check of all gas installations and fittings in the rented premises is conducted every 2 years by a licensed or registered gasfitter and must provide the renter with the date of the most recent safety check, in writing, on request of the renter.
Frequently Asked Questions
Victorian Legislation FAQs
How does the annual pricing structure work?
Why are the new Victorian gas and electrical checks expensive?
As a landlord, there is no way around these cost as under the new Victorian legislation these compliance checks and reports need to take place. We recommend that yup do your due diligence and find a compliance company that will pass on the most cost-effective program but is also delivering a superior service and comprehensive report, not just a certificate. For peace of mind, having theses gas and electrical checks in the hands of a professional is a much safer, not only in the short term but also the long term for your tenants and your property.
Will I receive a discount if I have multiple properties?
What happens if I self-manage my property?
Do you cover the whole of Victoria?
We cover most of Victoria and are working quickly toward offering our service throughout the whole state. If you would like to check if we cover your suburb, please email one of our friendly team at email@example.com
How long do I have to organise the gas and electrical safety checks in Victoria?
What does the electrician do when he completes the electrical safety check?
What does the plumber do when he completes the gas safety check?
What other safety checks do BCMC Safety Solutions do as part of the compliance checks?
What is a CO test?
A CO test effectively measures the oxygen in the air for Carbon Monoxide.
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas produced by burning gasoline, charcoal, wood, propane, and other fuels. Present in gas heaters and used in an improperly ventilated area or enclosed space carbon monoxide can accumulate to a dangerous level and will build up in a person’s bloodstream, which can lead to serious injury and death.
Our gas safety checks record the levels of carbon monoxide present in a home.
|9ppm||Minimal. This is the maximum allowable concentration for 8 hours. (EPA AND ASHRAE)|
|35ppm||Maximum for continuous exposure for 1 hour (EPA and ASHRAE)|
|50ppm||Maximum for 8 hours|
|100ppm||Trips installed CO detectors. UL2034 specifies a maximum exposure of 100 minutes.|
|200ppm||Within 2 to 3 hours: slight headache, tiredness, dizziness, nausea. UL2034 specifies a maximum exposure of 35 minutes.|
|400ppm||Within 1 – 2 hours: frontal lobe headaches. Within 3 hours: life threatening. UL2034 specifies a maximum exposure time of 15 minutes.|
|800ppm||In 45 minutes: dizziness, nausea and convulsions leading to death within 1 – 2 hours.|
|1600ppm||Within 1 hour: death|
|6400ppm||Within 15 minutes: death|
|12800ppm||Within 3 minutes: death|