"> Register For Safety - SSKB - Strata Managers | Community Experts

Register For Safety

A little record-keeping is all it takes for strata communities to improve health and safety. The following three registers can provide your community with peace of mind.

  • Register of Contractors
  • Indemnity Register
  • Safe Working Method Statement

A Register of Contractors lists approved licensed and reputable contractors along with any relevant industry licence details. Over time, the register will provide a handy record of service providers who are familiar with the history of your building.

In addition, a Register of Contractors protects the body corporate/owners corporation from unsafe workmanship and losses. From a safety and security perspective, a Register of Contractors provides you with a record of contractors who have entered the premises.

An Indemnity Register should list whether the contractors are insured for the work they perform by keeping a copy of their insurance documents.

As well as the body corporate/owners corporation taking responsibility for duty of care required under the WHS Act, contractors too are responsible for their own health and safety.

Contractors should provide you with a Safe Working Method Statement, which you should keep in a register. This covers the body corporate/owners corporation from liability in the event of an incident where the statement was not followed.

All the Registers and Statements become part of the permanent body corporate/owners corporation records and they should be reviewed at each committee meeting and that Workplace Health and Safety becomes a standing agenda item.

Workplace Health and Safety, Status, Notes

  • Risk Assessment Report (Annual) – when was it last carried out, and by whom?
  • Register of Contractors – where it is located?
  • Contractors Indemnity Register – where it is located?
  • Safe Working Methods Register – where it is located?
  • Incident Reports – where it is located? What action is required?

Related post

Do You Want to Save Money on Your Water Bills
Do You Want to Save Money on Your Water Bills?
Health and Wellbeing
Health and Wellbeing
For building managers and contractors
For Building Managers and Contractors

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.