Certificates of Conformity Cancelled on Nine Cladding Products

Certificates of Conformity Cancelled on Nine Cladding Products

22 February 2019 Nine products used in building cladding systems have had their Certificates of Conformity cancelled. CertMark International (CMI) is an accredited certification body under the CodeMark Australia Scheme, and on 20 February 2019, it announced that it had been directed to withdraw the certificates of a number of building products. CMI’s announcement stated...

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Safety Conditions Imposed After Serious Safety Incidents

Safety Conditions Imposed After Serious Safety Incidents

27 February 2019 The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) has imposed strict licensing conditions on one of the country’s biggest construction companies following a series of safety incidents this year. Five workers collapsed from heat stress at a construction site in Petrie two weeks ago, and another worker suffered a dangerous electric shock at...

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Public Warning – Queenslanders Warned to Avoid Rogue Painter-Renovator

Public Warning – Queenslanders Warned to Avoid Rogue Painter-Renovator

20 March 2019 Queensland’s building watchdog has issued a Public Warning about ALI FARAJ, an unlicensed individual with an extensive history of illegal building activities in several states. Mr Faraj has recently been trading on the Gold Coast as PRO MASTER PAINTING & RENOVATIONS but he has never been licensed by the Queensland Building and...

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Tradie webinars make it easy to catch up on payment laws

Tradie webinars make it easy to catch up on payment laws

22 March 2019 Queensland building licensees not yet up to speed with new payment and financial reporting requirements following a high turn-out at recent seminars are urged to sign up for live webinars this Friday (22 March). The free and interactive webinars outline new laws affecting the majority of people who perform building work in...

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One week to finalise cladding checklist

One week to finalise cladding checklist

23 March 2019 Queensland building owners are being urged to finalise their combustible cladding checklists, with just a week remaining to meet the deadline. Owners of all multi-storey private buildings built or modified since 1 January 1994 must complete Part 1 of the checklist before 29 March 2019. So far 14,336 building assessments have been...

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First financial deadline fast approaching following law reforms

First financial deadline fast approaching following law reforms

Large construction companies with an annual revenue of more than $30 million have until the end of March to get their financial reports to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC), or risk court action. QBCC Commissioner Brett Bassett said the first deadline for new reporting reforms was at midnight on 31 March 2019. “Under...

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