Fire Safety For High Rise Buildings

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The tragic Grenfell Tower fire in London on Wednesday, 14 June 2017 has vital, life-saving lessons for everyone who lives and works in a multi-storey building in Australia. Fire Safety Audit The first step is for communities to commission a fire safety audit – especially

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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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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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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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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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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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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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