Work Safety Is Everyone’s Business – Victoria

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Safety is everyone’s business. And as a Committee Member on an Owners Corporation you may have additional legal responsibilities you may not be aware of. Those duties include keeping up to date with, and adhering to, all applicable laws. This includes planning; building; fire and

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Star BMS reveals how to prioritise maintenance spending

How To Prioritise A Maintenance Program

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Buildings in strata schemes are no different to cars, in that their value will constantly depreciate, and will at some stage require money to be spent overhauling them.  But to combat this constant depreciation, your car requires ongoing maintenance and repairs to keep it on

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Star BMS gives advice on what to do if there is a serious workplace incident at your building

Reporting a ‘Notifiable Incident’ to WorkSafe

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As a RUM, Caretaker, or Facilities Manager, you are likely to be at the front line of reporting any serious incidents that happen in your workplace. So, what is a ‘notifiable incident’? A notifiable incident is: the death of a person a ‘serious injury or

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Seven (Potentially) Deadly Sins

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It’s the small details that count – and when it comes to safety, those small details matter in big ways. The Star BMS team has noticed that many strata communities experience fall foul of seven simple but very important faults. But the good news is,

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Occupational Health and Safety

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One of the most important duties of RUMS, Caretakers and Property Managers is ensuring the scheme is fully up to date with occupational health and safety requirements. Under current nationally harmonised occupational health and safety legislation, everyone who finds themselves in a workplace has an

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Star BMS gives top tips for choosing the right tradie

Choosing The Right Tradies

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We’ve all heard the stories – the tradespeople who don’t turn up on time (or show up at all), who overcharge for second rate services and don’t do the job as specified – you and your community may have been a victim of it. At

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Star BMS - workplace safety is everyone's responsibility

Deal With Health And Safety Issues Early

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One of the most important duties a Resident Unit Manager (RUM)/Property Manager must fulfil is ensuring their scheme is fully up to date with workplace health and safety requirements. And the most effective way of ensuring this occurs is by dealing with problems early. Under

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RUMS Add Value

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Caretakers, Facilities Managers, Building Managers, Resident Unit Managers – no matter what they are called in which state, they do more than make sure that the pool is clean and the common areas are in good repair. Great unit managers are active in their communities.

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SSKB has great advice for pbuilding managers and RUMs

Working With Lot Owners

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In previous articles, SSKB has focused on some of the important tasks and relationships which a Resident Unit Manager must undertake to successfully fulfil their role. There is one relationship which underpins the entire purpose of working as a RUM, and that is the relationship

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Budgeting for Repairs and Maintenance

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Buildings in strata schemes are no different to cars. A building’s value will constantly depreciate and will require money to be spent overhauling them at some stage. To combat this constant depreciation, the building, just like your car, also requires ongoing maintenance and repairs to

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