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New Notifiable Work system: uploading attachments

An exciting part of the QBCC’s new and improved solution for submitting Notifiable Work (Form 4/4A) is your ability to upload attachments to your submission in myQBCC, the QBCC’s online customer portal.

Types of Attachments

When submitting Notifiable Work (Form 4/4A), the Category(ies) of work you have completed will impact the information displayed on the Attachments screen. To make it easy for you, below is a guide to Notifiable Work (Form 4/4A) attachments:

New Notifiable work system: Upcoming changes to Selection of Categories of Work

It can be difficult to know the type of work being done when submitting your Form 4 or 4A.  To make it easier, we'll be providing a guided view on the new system to help you select the correct Category of Work when submitting Notifiable Work on myQBCC.

If you know the Category of Work, you can use the data entry view to quickly and easily make your selection.

Other changes include:

Upcoming changes for Notifiable Work payments

We are currently developing a new digital solution to improve how you pay for Notifiable Work (Form 4/4A’s). The changes will enable us to offer you a more streamlined service and secure payment processing.

How does it work?

Payments will be easier and more secure for you by using your VISA or Mastercard. You can pay for single or multiple Notifiable Work Form 4’s within the one transaction, without using a top-up account.

Importance of tempering valves for reducing risk of scalds

Australian Standards require that all new heated water installations be fitted with a temperature control device on all fixtures and appliances used primarily for personal hygiene.

Tempering devices are required to minimise the risk of scalds, particularly for young children and the elderly. Scalds are very serious and painful injuries, and can happen very quickly depending on the temperature of the water:

Logan City Council: new option to fast-track plumbing approvals for class 1a dwellings

On 3 January 2017, Logan City Council introduced a new plumbing and drainage lodgement process for class 1a dwellings called the ‘Notice to Commence Regulated Work’ (NTCRW).

NTCRW is a new fast-track option which delivers plumbing approvals for class 1a dwellings in just two business days, which is significantly faster than the 20 day period currently required by the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002.

This new option is available for new houses on a single lot which are connecting directly to Logan Water’s sewer and water supply, and do not involve trade waste.

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New way to lodge Form 4s

Licensees will soon have a new way to submit their notifiable work (Form 4/4A) online via myQBCC.

This new solution will replace the current online function performed through the Plumbing Application System (or PAS).

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) has developed this new service in consultation with all areas of the industry (including licensees, local governments, peak bodies, public sector entities and administrators) to ensure it will be simpler and easier to submit their forms.

Some key features for licensees and their staff include:

Waterproofing requirements for doorways to decks and balconies

 A non-compliant waterproofing installation below a balcony door

Water leakage below door openings has been a source of concern for the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) and other state regulators for a number of years.

The Building Code of Australia’s adoption of ‘AS4654 Waterproofing membranes for external above-ground use – Part 1 Materials and Part 2 Design and installation’ means that building contractors working throughout Australia are provided with clear and consistent detailing requirements to eliminate water leakage in construction. This standard came into effect in Queensland back in May, 2013.

Wednesday 1 February - Reset your PAS password

On Wednesday 1 February 2017 from 10am to 3pm, we are carrying out some planned system maintenance on PAS (Notifiable Work), the Pool Register  and PADLS (plumbers & drainers licence system). Once the maintenance is complete, you will need to reset your password to access these systems.

For full instructions, see:

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