STC Pipeline Newsletter - Edition 13

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Message from Service Trades Council Chair

Welcome to the first edition of the Service Trades Council Pipeline Newsletter for 2019....

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Getting paid is now easier

The Queensland Government has developed the Queensland Building Plan to create a safer, fairer and more sustainable building and construction industry....

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New annual reporting obligations for contractors

The new Minimum Financial Requirements (MFR) Regulation commenced on 1 January 2019...

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Historic court action to stop illegal plumbing advertising 

The Supreme Court has ordered by consent an unprecedented injunction to stop a mass mail out of illegal fridge magnets advertising plumbing services throughout Queensland...

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Reminder to report safety Incidents when they occur 

Did you know that, as a licensee, you are now obligated to notify the QBCC immediately, as well as Workplace Health and Safety when you become aware of a ‘notifiable safety incident’ on your worksite?...

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Any tradie can be exposed to deadly asbestos dust

It is not just builders who should be aware of the risks of asbestos. Any type of tradesperson has the potential to come in contact with asbestos....

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New STC members

As we start the New Year we welcome two new members to the Service Trades Council....

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What to expect from the National Construction Code (NCC) 2019

The NCC 2019 will be available for public preview in February 2019 and will be adopted from 1 May 2019.

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Recognising and preventing heat stress

Working in the plumbing and drainage, fire protection, air-conditioning and mechanical industries often involves working under hot and humid conditions...

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Where we will be visiting in 2019

If you are a licensee, apprentice, employer or someone else associated with the industry, we encourage you to attend an STC forum...

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