Committee Members, especially those acting voluntarily, are at risk of being held financially and possibly criminally responsible for deaths or injuries that occur within their strata communities.
In 2016, 157 Australians have died in work place incidents and strata communities are not immune from liability.
Unit owners may not realise that as members of a Body Corporate, every owner takes a share of responsibility for the safety of their community.
Body Corporate and Owners Corporation communities with paid employees, such a building manager, are considered to be workplaces by Work Safe Australia and are subject to all of the obligations of a commercial workplace.
But you can protect your investment today in one simple step.
An annual safety assessment report conducted by Star BMS can reduce a Body Corporate/Owners Corporation’s liability in the event of an insurance claim.
Even communities without employees have responsibilities regarding contractors they bring on site including:
Book a Star BMS comprehensive safety report that will contain a comprehensive list of OHS and public liability risk assessments of common and tenanted areas based on applicable health, safety and environmental legislation, Australian Standards, Codes of Practice and Building Code of Australia (BCA):
The report will include evaluation of:
Investing in an annual Star BMS safety inspection can also save you money by proactively identifying maintenance issues before they become unforeseen, unbudgeted and costly repairs.
Call the experts at Star BMS today to book a safety inspection for your strata community.