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Presentation by Don Pitt, Managing Director Work Health & Safety Legislation Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Legislation Model WHS Act Safe Work Australia Model WHS Commonwealth, Regulations states, and territories

  1. Asbestos Cement Sheeting

  2. Siding

  3. Fencing

  4. Surrounds

  5. Partitions

  6. AC Roofing

  7. More AC Roofing

  8. Roof Shingles

  9. Fire Doors

  10. Vinyl Tile Flooring

  11. Vinyl Sheet Floors

  12. Bakelite

  13. Paint

  14. Textiles

  15. Bricks/Kilns

  16. Automotive Uses

  17. When is Asbestos Dangerous? • In poor condition • Likely to be further damaged or to deteriorate • Likely to be disturbed due to work in the area • In area where workers may be exposed

  18. Who is at Risk? Workers in Building Trades

  19. Not Just Building Trades

  20. At Risk: Not Just Workers

  21. Asbestos Ban • 1989: bans started • From 31 December 2003: all asbestos banned in workplaces in Australia • Few exemptions • Goal: asbestos-free workplaces

  22. VICTORIAN LEGISLATION • Victoria not signed up to the Model Legislation yet • Currently controlled by Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 • Very similar to Federal legislation

  23. ASBESTOS ON A PROPERTY • If building constructed before 2004, then there is a chance that the building does have asbestos somewhere. • If a building was built before 1990, then there is a greater chance of having asbestos both internally and externally.

  24. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU? Residential properties don’t legally have to have an asbestos audit done... BUT Be prepared for tradesman to refuse to work on the property until a register is available. Commercials properties constructed < 2004 MUST have a register and Management Plan.

  25. QBM presents Building Fire Safety Regulations 2008 and Your Responsibilities

  26. Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 Main objects of regulation The main objects of this regulation are — (a) to ensure persons can evacuate buildings safely and quickly if a fire or hazardous materials emergency happens; and (b) to ensure prescribed fire safety installations for buildings are maintained.

  27. APPLICATION Applies to ALL buildings building means a fixed structure that is wholly or partly enclosed by walls and is roofed and includes a floating building and any part of a building but does not include — (a) a single dwelling house, being either a detached dwelling house or a town, terrace, row, villa or like house attached to another such house or other such houses only by a wall on 1 or more of its sides;

  28. RESPONSIBILITY FOR IMPLEMENTATION The owner of the building; and The occupier of the building; and Managing entity managing entity , of a multi-occupancy building, means the entity that is the occupier of, or in control of, the general access areas of the building. Examples of entities that may be managing entities of buildings — • the Body Corporate of a community titles scheme identifying scheme land on which a building is situated • the owner of a building

  29. SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS 1. Keep evacuation routes clear of obstructions a) Path of travel to exit from anywhere within the building to be clear b) Keep area at final exit of building clear for 2 meters c) Don ’ t obstruct the exit from an adjoining building d) Do not have doors locked that will obstruct the exit through a path of travel (fire doors to units) e) Evacuation routes to be kept isolated 2. Keeping of Fire and Evacuation Plans a) Must be developed by each occupant of the building b) The managing entity must ensure the fire and evacuation plan takes into account the evacuation coordination procedures stated in the fire and evacuation plans for all parts of the building occupied by secondary occupiers c) The occupier must ensure the fire and evacuation plan for the part of the building complements the evacuation coordination procedures under the fire and evacuation plan kept by the managing entity for the building d) ensure the fire and evacuation plan for the building is made available for inspection in the building during its normal business hours e) allow a person to inspect the fire and evacuation plan free of charge. f) If any changes are made to the Fire Evacuation Plan by “ any party ” notice must be given within 1 month of the change g) Must be reviewed at least annually

  30. SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS Cont. 3. Evacuation sign and diagrams must be displayed 4. Evacuation procedures training must be given to each person at least annually 5. Training in the use of first response fire equipment must be given at least each 2 years 6. Evacuation practice must be conducted at least annually (The occupier, owner or managing agent to organise this practice) Records must be kept for all training and evacuation practice 7. 8. Records to be kept of all testing of fire equipment. 9. Records to be held for 2 years 10. Must have a Fire Safety Advisor is high occupancy building. (residential building >25m high; building with >29 workers; special buildings like budget accommodation) 11. All buildings must comply by 1 July 2009 12. Each occupier of a multi occupancy property must have Fire and Evacuation Plans 13. The Managing Entity must ensure all Fire and Evacuation Plans are complementary

  31. SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS Cont. 14. Fire doors to residential units: This legislation also refers to the requirements of the Building Code of Australia (D2.21) The requirement to have a lever handle to fire doors does not relate to the front doors of sole-occupancy residential units. A deadlock can be fitted to residential unit fire doors, provided: Allows the door to self close (not a dead bolt) The lock is fire rated and complies with Australian Standard AS1905 The lock is installed in accordance with Australian Standard AS1905 Security screen doors in front of the fire door is NOT acceptable The fire door MUST have a self closer fitted and fully operational The fire door MUST NOT be fixed open 15. Re-entry from fire-isolated exits (fire stairs) to comply with the following for buildings > 25m height Doors to the fire stairs above 25m height MUST NOT be locked from the inside of the fire stairs, unless The doors are fitted with a fail-safe device to automatically open the doors in a fire; AND On at least every 4 th floor the door CAN NOT be lockable, or A communication system operates from within the fire stairs explaining the method of operation of the door

  32. Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 Managing entity, of a multi-occupancy building, means: the entity that is the occupier of, or in control of, the general access areas of the building. Examples of entities that may be managing entities of buildings — • the body corporate of a community titles scheme • the owner of a building • Property Manager

  33. Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 Keeping evacuation routes free from obstruction — general Person not to obstruct an evacuation route (1) A person must not — (a) place a thing — (i) within 2m of a final exit outside a building; or (ii) in another place on an evacuation route of a building if the thing would be likely to unduly restrict, hinder, or delay a person (an affected person), if the affected person were using the evacuation route in the event of a fire or hazardous materials emergency; or (b) otherwise obstruct an evacuation route of a building

  34. Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 Keeping evacuation routes free from obstruction — locking doors Meaning of locking a door (1) A reference to locking a door is a reference to locking the door in a closed position. (2) Locking a door includes fastening the door or otherwise interfering with its ability to be opened. (3) However, a door on an evacuation route of a building is not locked if it can be opened — (a) from the internal side using 1 device that can be operated by 1 downward or pushing action using 1 hand; or Examples of devices — a handle, lever or panic bar, a device consisting of a button or switch that can be operated to allow a door to open electronically and automatically allows the door to be opened if the door fails to open electronically (b) in another way that complies with the Building Code of Australia.

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