There has been a great deal of concern in the body corporate sector about the effects of the new Work Health & Safety Act 2011 (WH&S) since it came into force on 1January 2012. This is in part due to the headline-catching potential fines and obligations, and in part due to the confusion about what is actually required in order to comply with the Act.
One thing is clear; there is more responsibility than ever on on-site managers to fulfil their obligations in relation to the health and safety of workers, occupiers and visitors to the buildings.
However, considering the legislation as a whole, it can actually be used to ensure that the best (and safest) practice is put into place.
The 4 main issues for on-site managers arising from the WH&S Act are:
To help on-site managers deal with the first three issues, Star BMS have devised a new maintenance schedule and log book package. The package helps reduce the risk to health and safety of everyone on site in relation to the on site operations and at the same time ensures that the property is appropriately maintained.
Through their combined maintenance schedule and log book, the on-site manager will have at hand:
This package is available ‘made-to-measure’ and can cater for all body corporate requirements, from simple occupier statement records for smaller sites to a full report for all maintenance at large properties.
The fourth issue can be dealt with by way of regular Work Health & Safety inspections.
Please contact us for more information.