Bodies Corporate and work place health and safety

Bodies Corporate and Work Place Health and Safety.

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It’s fair to say that work place health and safety legislation has been put in place for a good reason. After all, none of us want to be injured on the job. As it is the purpose of Star BMS to make the lives of

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Why bodies corporate should have a completed sinking fund forecast

Why Bodies Corporate should have a completed Sinking Fund Forecast Completed?

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  Sinking Funds Part 2.   In our last newsletter we advised ‘when’ the best time to reduce a Bodies Corporate sinking fund levy was. This time, we want expand on the topic further and demonstrate the importance of ‘why’ your body corporate needs to have

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When should you reduce your sinking fund levies

When should you reduce your sinking fund levies?

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A good sinking fund forecast gives a body corporate confidence to plan its capital expenditure over time knowing that the funds will be there when items need to be repaired or replaced. However, there are times when the sinking fund itself can get so large

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The begginers guide to fire compliance

The beginner’s guide to fire compliance

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The beginner’s guide to fire compliance: With the QFRS declaring that over 30% of buildings in Queensland are still non-compliant, more focus is clearly needed on this vital area of building management. Here we will outline the steps your building manager, or committee representative, needs

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reminder body corporate emergency plan

Reminder: body corporate emergency plan

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The recent floods act as a reminder to have your emergency plan in place for your body corporate.   The strong storms and subsequent flooding events of the last week have provided a timely reminder as to the importance of having an emergency plan in

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Communication is key for body corporate relationships

Communication is key for body corporate relationships

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Good communication is key in any relationship, but with your body corporate management and maintenance there are a number of relationships to manage and many of these relationships do not get the opportunity to develop before they are tested, so ensuring good communication should be

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Body Corporate maintenance how you can save money

Body corporate maintenance: how you can save money

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Keeping your common property well maintained has numerous benefits, some more obvious than others. It is certainly more pleasant to live in a property whose gardens and grounds are cared for and whose internal common parts are clean and tidy. Bringing common property in to

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The importance of understanding your responsibilities

WH&S – The Importance Of Understanding Your Responsibilities

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As Work Health & Safety consultants across South East Queensland, Star BMS has the opportunity to get under the skin of a large number of bodies corporate. Whilst the standard of upkeep of most of our clients’ properties is very high, there have been a

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Why have a facilites manager?

Why Have a Facilities Manager?

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Whilst your body corporate manager looks after the administration of your building, a facilities manager ensures the proper management and maintenance of your building’s fabric, plant and machinery. There are two reasons a body corporate will find a facilities manager valuable: When the members of

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