Qualified Queensland Fire and Emergency Service officers carry out regular inspections to monitor and enforce the requirements of the Act. On the spot fines can be issued for breaches as indicated in the Act.
The Commissioner may issue Notices to Comply containing requisitions to reduce the risk of fire or potential danger to persons, property or the environment
The Commissioner may also take action in the Supreme Court to obtain an injunction to prohibit or restrict the use of a building until the risk that presented the threat of fire has been removed.
The Act defines offences, provides penalty points for breaches and allows prosecution through the courts.
Prosecution may result in heavy fines or imprisonment.
In addition, an occupier responsible for a monitored alarm system may be liable to pay amounts charged for unwanted alarm attendance by QFES, as determined by the Commissioner.