Australian Standard AS 3786-1993: Smoke Alarms - Western Australia


You may be required to comply with this standard if you intend to manufacture a smoke detector that contains 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 may also be exempted from the provisions of the Act and Regulations provided it is used in a smoke detector which complies with the requirements of this standard or Australian Standard AS 1603.2-1990.

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

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.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Radiation Safety Act 1975 WA

Regulation(s) name

Radiation Safety (General) Regulations 1983 WA

Administering agency

Radiological Council

Contact details

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The Secretary

Radiological Council

Operating address: Grace Vaughan House
227 Stubbs Terrace
Shenton Park
Western Australia 6008
Mailing address: Locked Bag 2006
Western Australia 6009
Phone: 08 9388 4999
Fax: 08 9382 0701
Website: Radiological Council (Opens in new window)