Australian Standard AS 1603.2-1990: Automatic Fire Detection and Alarm Systems Part 2: Point Type Smoke Detectors - Western Australia

Service summary

You may be required to comply with this standard if you intend to manufacture a smoke detector. A smoke detector is a device incorporated into a smoke alarm that responds to combustion products capable of affecting currents of ionisation within that device.

The radioactive substance Americium 241 is exempted from the provisions of the Radiation Safety Act, and Radiation Safety Regulations provided it is used in a smoke detector which complies with the requirements of this standard or Australian Standard AS 3786-1993.

This standard has been superseded and is referred to as AS 1603.2-1997. It specifies requirements for the design, construction and performance of point type smoke detectors as used in automatic fire detection and alarm

systems.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required by your business.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Radiological Council

Act(s) name

Radiation Safety Act 1975 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Radiation Safety (General) Regulations 1983 (Western Australia)

Contact details

The Secretary
Radiological Council


Operating address:
Grace Vaughan House
227 Stubbs Terrace
Shenton Park
Western Australia 6008
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 2006
Nedlands
Western Australia 6009

Phone:

08 93884999

Fax:

08 93820701
radiation.health@health.wa.gov.au

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