Certifiers must satisfy responsibilities with fire authority

Here, at the QBCC, we have been informed that a number of building certifiers are not satisfying their legislative responsibilities.

All certifiers must supply the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) with prescribed documentation under sections 334 (see sections 334 to 338) of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 and section 107 of the Building Act 1975.

It is important that the QFES have accurate and up-to-date records of buildings, both under construction and complete, within their jurisdiction as a referral agency.

Any non-compliance may result in complaints, disciplinary action and/or the issuing of penalty infringement notices, such as fines.

For more information call the QBCC on 139 333.