The Building and Other Legislation Amendment Regulation 2019 commenced on 9 August 2019, introducing amendments to the professional indemnity (PI) insurance for private certifiers relating to non-compliant external cladding.
Private certifiers must continue to hold the required PI insurance.
However, from 9 August 2019 to 30 June 2021, the required PI insurance may contain an exclusion for non-compliant external cladding.
We know that standards are crucial to a safe and sustainable building and construction industry. They aim to provide efficiency and improvements that can reduce cost and create confidence in our industry.
The Service Trades Council holds a unique and important role as both an advisor to the Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport, the Honourable Mick de Brenni MP (the Minister) and the QBCC Commissioner on issues relating to the plumbing and drainage trades in Queensland.
This past financial year the STC have provided advice to the Minister on a number of matters including, but not limited to:
World Youth Skills Day was celebrated on 15 July 2019. In this edition of the STC newsletter we would like to showcase a program designed to provide secondary school students with an interest in construction trade an opportunity to try a number of trade occupations in a safe simulated environment. This program equips students with hands on experience to assist them to make informed decisions about their future career path.
Bodies corporate and building owners across Queensland have been given additional time to complete Parts 2 and 3a of the Safer Buildings combustible cladding checklist.
To ensure building owners and bodies corporate have adequate time to call meetings, seek competitive quotes and make the necessary decisions for the completion of Parts 2 and 3a, the new deadlines will be as follows:
Over the past few months the QBCC has been actively involved in helping with disaster recovery following the Townsville floods.
Following a disaster, the QBCC focuses on three main steps - gathering information on the scope of the disaster, providing education and advice and ensuring that work is being completed by qualified tradespeople to the required standard.