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Baseline data: Trust your installer but verify

How often have you received a one-sentence Installation and Commissioning certificate that simply states “We certify that we have installed and tested XYZ according to the standard ABC (or manufacturer’s instructions)“. I’m afraid these bland, one-line statements are simply not good enough! Buyers need to demand that installers include the baseline data as part of the […]

Fire protection lease obligations and WHS Duty of Care

Hi, I’m seeking some help/comments from Corporate Real Estate professionals in Australia. We’ve been fine tuning the Fire Protection compliance matrix for our clients and their leasehold properties and were wondering if you could provide some feedback on the compliance matrix below. Our clients want to ensure they are meeting their WHS Duty of Care obligations by […]

87% of your fire and smoke doors are probably non-compliant!

In 2008, a study by R Doleman (see below) found that 87% of 160 audited fire and smoke doors were non-compliant with over 935 failure items! (Approx reading time: less than 6 mins) Robert, thank you for your study because it proves what we’ve been thinking for a long time: some contractors are just not up to the […]

A Decison Tree for SWMS, JSAs and SWPs

Last week I wrote an article “Can we please get SWMS, JSAs, SWPs etc under control?” Rather than just griping, I’ve put together a decision tree that may provide some help for when to use a SWMS (Safe Work Method Statement) and when to use a JSA (Job Safety Analysis) or a SWP (Safe Work […]

A great tip to reduce risk of the unknown – True Negative statements

“False positives” are bad but “True negatives” can remove a lot of guesswork One of our clients recently ran an audit for Hazardous Materials Report for all their managed properties and they discovered a number of buildings have no Hazardous Materials report. They now have to try to work out if these buildings are missing […]
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