AS 1603.2-1990 Automatic Fire Detection and Alarm Systems - Point Type Smoke Detectors - Western Australia


You may need to comply with this standard to manufacture a smoke detector containing Americium 241. 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 in legislation provided that it is used in a smoke detector which either complies with the requirements of this standard or Australian Standard AS 3786-1993.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Radiation Safety Act 1975 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Radiation Safety (General) Regulations 1983 Western Australia

Administering agency

Radiological Council

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