STC Pipeline Newsletter - Edition 12

End of year message from the STC Chair

This year has been a big year of change for the industries that the Service Trades Council represents. We have seen the implementation of the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (BIF Act)...

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Upcoming forum in Moreton Bay

Are you keen to hear more about the big changes happening across your industry? Do you have ideas and feedback that you would like to contribute?.....

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Update on the recent forum in Warwick

The Service Trades Council recently visited Warwick in what has been labelled by the local Warwick Daily News as a ‘piping hot forum’....

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Where we’ll be visiting in 2019

The Service Trades Council will be visiting the following locations in 2019....

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Changes to the Plumbing and Drainage Act

The Act and a new Plumbing and Drainage Regulation will commence in full in mid-2019...

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A contractor's hand tightening a cog on a pipe

Have your say on plumbing law reforms

The Department of Housing and Public Works has launched the final stage of consultation on major plumbing law reforms..

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Safe Work – shaping a culture of safety for young workers

Do you supervise or manage young workers? If so, you have the greatest influence on their attitude to work safety...

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The QBCC met or exceeded all compliance and enforcement targets for 2017/18

Compliance and enforcement strategies are important tools we use to support the integrity of the building and construction industry....

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Seeking your feedback on the QBCC’s future direction

The QBCC is on a mission to work smarter by using data, analytics and automation to help us make better informed decisions and become a more effective regulator....

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Fire protection technicians must comply with QBCC and national standards

Information for all technicians who install, decommission, service or maintain gaseous fire suppression systems or portable extinguishers containing ozone depleting substances (ODS) or synthetic greenhouse gases (SGG)..

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QBCC seeing good outcomes from fire protection (wet system) licensing audits

The QBCC regularly conducts fire audits on wet systems to ensure persons testing and maintaining fire protection systems, namely hydrants, hose reels and water base sprinklers, are appropriately licensed...

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Builders reminded to ensure firefighting equipment is provided during construction

Concerns have recently been raised about some builders’ failure to adhere to mandated fire safety precautions during the construction process...

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Increase in lodgement of Form4/4A

There are over 77,000 forms registered already as at the end of October 2018, compared to just under 66,000 forms registered in the same time period last year. The trend we are seeing indicates that we are set to exceed the total amount of registered Form 4/4As ever in a 12 month period....

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