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  • What is the relevant legislation governing Fire Safety in Queensland?Open or Close
    • Fire and Rescue Services Act 1990
    • Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008
    • QDC MP 2.1 Fire Safety in budget accommodation buildings
    • QDC MP 2.2 Fire Safety in Residential Care buildings
    • QDC MP 2.3 Fire Safety in existing residential care buildings
    • QDC MP 6.1 Commissioning and maintenance of fire safety installations
    • Residential Services (Accreditation) Regulation 2002
    • Building Act 1975
  • How often must a fire audit be carried out at a workplace or residential scheme?Open or Close

    In Queensland, it is a legal requirement to review the evacuation plan for your building on an annual basis. Due to this legislative requirement, we recommend that the property must be inspected each year to ensure ongoing compliance.

  • Do all types of buildings need to comply with the requirements of Building Fire Safety Regulation of 2008?Open or Close

    No, buildings classed 1a and 10, do not have to comply. All other types of buildings must comply.

    • Class 1a a single dwelling being a detached house or one or more attached dwellings, including a row house, terrace house, town house or villa unit, which is not located above or below another dwelling or another Class of building other than a private garage.
    • Class 10: A non-habitable building or structure.
    • Class 10a a private garage, carport, shed or the like.
    • Class 10b a structure being a fence, mast, antenna, retaining or free standing wall, swimming pool or the like.
  • Can we outsource the role of an Evacuation Co-ordinator?Open or Close

    YES – if you are unable to appoint an evacuation coordinator for your building, we can provide this service for you.

  • What is a Fire Safety Advisor?Open or Close

    A Fire Safety Advisor is an accredited person who advises on appropriate emergency planning and is familiar with all aspects of building fire safety.A Fire Safety Advisor is required in all high occupancy buildings* listed in the Queensland Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008.

    *High occupancy is classified as:

    • 30 or more employees
    • a Class 2 or 3 building that is more than 25m in height
    • a Class 4 building
    • Any premises deemed a risk, as nominated by the Commissioner of Queensland Fire & Rescue Service.
  • What is an Occupiers Statement?Open or Close

    Occupiers Statement is a statement confirming that prescribed fire safety installations located in the building have been maintained in accordance to the relevant Maintenance Standard (AS1851 and QDC MP651). The Statement is to be signed by the Occupier in a body corporate scheme which is generally someone on the committee, onsite management or a fire contractor. The statement is to be kept with the existing fire records and a copy sent to the QFRS Commissioner each year.

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  • How often should a safety report be carried out for our building?Open or Close

    Under the Work Health and Safety Act, management of risk is an ongoing activity. There is no stipulation as to the frequency of reporting. The industry standard for reporting is atleast once a year. An inspection and report is the first step when developing a risk management system.

  • What is a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU)?Open or Close

    A PCBU includes an employer, corporation, association, partnership, sole trader and certain volunteer organisations. For example, a volunteer organisation which employs a person to carry out work is a PCBU. However, a volunteer organisation that operates with volunteers and does not employ anyone is not a PCBU.

  • What does the term, “Duty of Care” mean?Open or Close

    A requirement that a person/s act toward others and the public with watchfulness, attention, caution and prudence that a reasonable person in the circumstances would. If a person’s actions do not meet this standard of care, then the actions are considered negligent, and any damages resulting may be claimed in a lawsuit for negligence.

  • What are some of the duties associated with exercising reasonable duty of care?Open or Close
    • Maintaining a safe environment for workers, contractors, visitors and residents
    • Providing clear information, instruction and supervision
    • Implementing safe systems of work
    • Maintaining plant and structures
    • Regular consultation
    • Incident notification
  • How do we ensure ongoing compliance?Open or Close

    Contact one of our friendly staff and arrange for an inspection and report to be compiled. Alternatively use our online work ordering system or quote request system. The cost of a report will outweigh any litigation costs brought against the scheme for not exercising reasonable duty of care.