Key dates and steps for non-compliant cladding

Key dates and steps for non-compliant cladding


The Queensland Government have developed ‘Safer Buildings’ to identify buildings in Queensland that potentially have combustible cladding.

In Queensland, the owners of the buildings may be required to register their building and complete the combustible cladding checklist.

Please find below a list of key dates and descriptions to assist you in registering your building if it is needed.

 

KEY DATES

The following must be complete by:

  • 29 March 2019: the body corporate must register the building and complete Part 1 of the Checklist.
  • 29 May 2019: the body corporate must engage a building industry professional and complete the building industry professional statement and complete Part 2 of the Checklist.
  • 27 August 2019: the body corporate must engage a fire engineer and register the fire engineer’s details on the Safer Buildings website.
  • 3 May 2021: the body corporate must complete Part 3 of the Checklist and lodge the completed building fire safety risk assessment report.

* some buildings will not require further assessment by a building industry professional and/or a fire engineer. Consequently, you may not be required by the QBCC to complete all 3 parts of the Checklist.


Part One: 29 March 2019

In order to complete Part 1 of the Checklist the body corporate must:

  1. Register the body corporate’s details and the address of the building on the Safer Buildings website, saferbuildings.qld.gov.au
  2. Fill out and print Part 1 of the Checklist;
  3. Sign and date Part 1 of the Checklist in the presence of a qualified witness. The qualified witness must also sign and date the Checklist. A qualified witness includes a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner for Declarations or a lawyer; and
  4. Upload the completed Checklist to the Safer Buildings Website.

Part Two: 29 May 2019

The body corporate will be required to proceed with Part 2 of the Checklist if:

  1. After completing Part 1, the online system indicates the building may be an ‘affected private building’ as defined in the Regulation;
  2. A QBCC investigator reasonably suspects the building particulars provided in Part 1 are false or misleading and gives the body corporate notice of that suspicion; or
  3. The body corporate did not complete Part 1 of the Checklist.

If the body corporate already knows or suspects the building has combustible cladding, the body corporate can skip Part 2 of the Checklist and engage a qualified fire engineer to complete Part 3.

Part 2 of the Checklist requires the body corporate to engage a ‘building industry professional’ to prepare a building industry professional statement. Section 16O of the Regulation and the Safer Buildings Website provide a list of qualifications a person must have in order to be considered a suitable building industry professional.

To complete Part 2, the body corporate must:

  1. Engage a building industry professional;
  2. Register the details of the building industry professional on the Safer Buildings Website;
  3. Download, print and provide a copy of the approved building industry professional statement to the body corporate’s chosen building industry professional to complete;
  4. Upload a copy of the completed and signed building industry professional statement to the Safer Buildings Website;
  5. Fill out and print Part 2 of the Checklist;
  6. Sign and date the Checklist in the presence of a qualified witness. The qualified witness must also sign and date the Checklist; and
  7. Upload the completed Checklist to the website.

    Part Three: 27 August 2019 to 3 May 2021

The body corporate will be required to complete Part 3 of the Checklist if:

  1. As a result of all Part 2, the online system indicates that the building may be an ‘affected private building’;
  2. The body corporate knows or suspects that the building is an ‘affected private building’ and gives notice to the QBCC;
  3. A QBCC investigator reasonably suspects the completed Checklist provided in Part 2 is false or misleading and gives the body corporate notice of that suspicion; or 4. The body corporate did not complete Part 2 of the Checklist. Part 3 of the checklist is completed in two parts, namely:
  4. By 27 August 2019, the body corporate must include on the Safer Buildings Website the name and registration number of the fire engineer engaged by the body corporate; and
  5. By 3 May 2021, the body corporate must give to the QBCC:
    1. A building fire safety risk assessment report prepared by a qualified fire engineer about the cladding, including an assessment of the combustibility of the material that makes up the cladding and if the cladding is assessed to be combustible cladding; and
    2. Part 3 of the Checklist, completed, signed and witnessed.

Please contact your manager ASAP if you have not completed these steps.

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