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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Work Safety Is Everyone’s Business – NSW

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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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Work Safety Is Everyone’s Business – Qld

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Safety is everyone’s business. And as a Committee Member on a Body Corporate, you may have additional legal responsibilities that you may not be aware of. Work Health & Safety laws apply to any Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU). This means that if,

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Storm Season Preparation

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This year has seen Australia pummelled by a number of severe storms — and long-range weather forecasters are predicting a summer of wild weather with a number of cyclones expected. Now is the time to plan a storm management plan to keep residents safe and

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Star BMS shares tips on effective time management

Time Management for Busy Building Managers

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The four ‘Ds’ may be just the thing time-pressured building managers need to cope with the demands of managing a building complex With long days and a long list of responsibilities, time management is the first job for busy building managers to master. More specifically,

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FREE Seminar for all Body Corporate Committees & Resident Unit Managers

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Calling all Body Corporate Committees and Resident Unit Managers! At this free seminar, discover how to: Access building management and compliance experts for FREE Create a complaint building management system Use a building management system to make you money Use great record keeping as the

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The Fatal Consequences of Failing To Comply With Fire Safety Standards

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The recent New South Wales Coroner’s report into the 2012 death of a Sydney woman tragically highlights the dangers of failing to maintain fire safety standards in residential towers. Two women were forced to jump from a fifth floor balcony as their Bankstown apartment was consumed by fire. One was killed and the other seriously injured.

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Fire Safety Compliance in Queensland

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In July 2008 the Queensland Government introduced the Building Fire Safety Regulation. The legislation applies to all buildings in Queensland except free standing houses, townhouses and sheds.
The legislation is largely focused on the duties and responsibilities of the owner of the building. In strata communities, the body corporate is the owner of the building. As the body corporate is constituted by all lot owners of the building, the duties, responsibilities, and penalties for non-compliance under the legislation fall squarely with the body corporate i.e. all lot owners.

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Focus On Maintenance Pays Dividends

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The different demands of managing property are often at odds. Indeed, many discussions at a body corporate level are between some that want to invest to secure asset value and some that want to keep costs down. Ultimately, the majority rules but the committee must

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Fire Door Sets in Queensland

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Fire doors are installed to Australian Standard (AS) 1905.1. It references fire doors as the complete assembly (fire door set).  A fire door set includes the frame, door and hardware fitted to the door set. The Australian Standard requires that all fittings to the fire

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