LPG Safety in Strata Communities

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Reports in the news earlier this month of a St Kilda man injured in his apartment by an exploding LPG bottle has reinforced reminders for increased safety awareness for everyone living in strata communities. This is in addition to increased awareness by strata communities all

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Occupational Health and Safety for RUMs

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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

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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Finding high quality contractors can be a challenging task

Sourcing quality trade contractors

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Does your property need some urgent repair work? Perhaps you’re looking for some long term upgrades? One of the most important things a Resident Unit Manager should consider when answering these questions is how they are going to source quality trade contractors.  The abilities of

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SSKB - Strata Managers reminds you to check your smoke alarms April 1

Sweeping Changes To Queensland’s Smoke Alarm Laws

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Queensland strata communities are being urged to upgrade smoke detectors to comply with new state laws passed at the end of August. From 1 January, 2017 all new buildings will be required to have interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in all bedrooms of the home and

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SSKB shares commonsense personal safety tips for property managers and resident unit managers

11 Essential Inspection Safety Tips for Property Managers

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This article first appeared in Residential Property Manager and is reproduced with kind permission. by Darren Hunter Every property manager places their safety at risk when they enter a property. However, most property managers do not take precautions to reduce the potential risks they face.

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SSKB recommends body corporate and woenrs corporation committees scheduling important safety inspections

Strata FAQ: Who’s Responsible? NSW

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Welcome to a new feature in your SSKB Committee Newsletter. Each edition we will be taking a frequently asked question received by our community managers and share them with you. This is part of our commitment to providing education and support for body corporate and

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SSKB recommends body corporate and woenrs corporation committees scheduling important safety inspections

Strata FAQ: Who’s Responsible? Qld

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Welcome to a new feature in your SSKB Committee Newsletter. Each edition we will be taking a frequently asked question received by our community managers and share them with you. This is part of our commitment to providing education and support for body corporate and

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SSKB recommends body corporate and woenrs corporation committees scheduling important safety inspections

Strata FAQ: Who’s Responsible? Victoria

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Welcome to a new feature in your SSKB Committee Newsletter. Each edition we will be taking a frequently asked question received by our community managers and share them with you. This is part of our commitment to providing education and support for body corporate and

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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! 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 key to mitigating risk.

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SSKB recommends all owners corporations in NSW be proactive in installing child safe window locks

Child Safe Windows – A Clear Cause For Review

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Twenty-five years ago this year, rock star Eric Clapton suffered the tragic loss of a son. Conor Clapton, aged just four, plunged 49 storeys from an open apartment window in New York. The boy was killed instantly. The legacy was the Grammy winning ballad Tears

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Is your swimming pool compliant? Contact StarBMS for an inspection and report

Pool Laws Make A Splash

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The weather is scorching. Your face red from blowing up the inflatable pool and believe it or not, you may have just broken the law. Tens of thousands of Sydney families are inadvertently breaking the law by using portable pools, which are responsible for a fifth of backyard

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SSKB looks at safety first and the responsibilities of body corporate communities

Risky Business: Ignoring safety can cost you dearly – QLD

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You might not realise it, but as a body corporate committee member, you’re running a business – managing levy funds, hiring contactors, directing volunteer workers, and more. And all business owners have legal obligations under The Work Health and Safety Act 2011. Ignoring these responsibilities

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High Insurance Premiums in the Firing Line

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Far North Queensland strata residents are welcoming a project introduced by major insurer CGU to combat high insurance premiums. Insurance premiums have increased significantly over the last few years, with catastrophic weather events in the region meaning an increased pricing of risk. The problem has

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Small oversights can have huge consequences

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I recently heard two troubling stories. Let me share them with you. In one story, an inexperienced building manager was struggling with the issue of insufficient storage space. Having nowhere else to put them, he placed rubbish bins and various other items in front of

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