Do I need a Safety Report?
As a Strata Company it is essential that you be aware of the likely hazards and associated risks that you are responsible to control under your Common Law Duty of Care (see the Civil Liability Act 2002) and the proposed Model Work, Health and Safety legislation.
WHS Reports - Safety Reports
Safety Reports are sometimes called WHS Reports, OHS Reports, Duty of Care Reports, Hazard Reports and the like. In essence, each are similar in that the purpose of a Safety Report is to identify hazards and any risk of harm to people or potential damage to property from both a Common Law Duty of Care and a WHS legislative requirement.
A property has to be without risks to the health and safety of any person. Our Safety Inspections take a practical and sensible approach to dealing with and recommending the best treatment or control measure of any hazards and any likely risks associated with those hazards.
Types of Hazards
Some of the typical hazards can be identified in a number of broad categories and these hazards include, trip, fall, electrical, protrusion, slip, crush, amongst many others.
Proper Risk Assessment
We carry out a separate and proper Risk Assessment of each identified hazard so that you can more easily prioritise your resources.
Our Safety Report is NOT a current standards compliance report where every structure and item has to be brought up to the current Building Code of Australia standards (now known as the National Construction Code). Our Safety Reports focus on genuine hazards and risks to people and property, and our recommendations are PRACTICAL and common sense.
Ordering a Safety Report
When we receive your instructions we will
- physically carry out an inspection of the property
- take a practical and flexible approach to control measures to either eliminate or minimise any hazard
- prioritise risk by carrying out a proper Risk Assessment for each identified hazard so that the Owners can decide which hazards should be rectified first
- carry out a visual inspection of the electrical board if access is provided on the day of inspection, although we are not electrical engineers
- provide colour photographs, the location and description of any hazards that are identified on the subject property
- provide a thorough explanation within our Safety Report
In addition to carrying out Work Health and Safety Reports including 'Common Law Duty of Care' Reports (WHS and OHS), we also carry out Building Insurance Valuations, assess and prepare Asbestos Registers and Asbestos Management Plans, and Reserve Fund Plans.
Turnaround time and fees
Our normal turnaround time is around 3 to 7 business days, and we will beat any competitors written quote by 12%.