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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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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