The Work Health & Safety Act 2011 continues to create controversy and confusion.
Since the advent of the Work Health & Safety Act 2011, it is more important than ever that compliance is met and contractors engaged by owners corporations & body corporates are licensed, insured and have safe work method statements.
The implementation of the Act does not need to be seen as problematic.In fact, there is an opportunity to take advantage of the Act to implement best practice, getting processes and procedures in place for the benefit of occupiers, visitors and people working on your owners corporation or body corporate.
Most people are unaware that building mangers, committee members and even regular owners can be held legally accountable under the new Act.
The best thing you can do is take the time to understand your responsibilities and take steps to minimise the risks to health and safety on your common property.