Building Act 1975 – 11 November 2015
Building Act 1975 – 11 November 2015
Building Regulation 2006 – 28 October 2016
Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 – 1 July 2016
Building assessment work and self-assessable building work must be carried out following certain laws and documents. Building assessment work can be carried out by the local government as building certifier upon application or by a private certifier as building certifier upon application and agreement. Self-assessable works are prescribed under Schedule 1 to the Building Regulation 2006.
- Sections 21, 30, 45, 48, 49, 51, 53, 138, 141; Regulation 4, Schedule 1 of the Building Regulations 2006
A person may apply to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) for a licence and endorsement to be a building certifier.
- Sections 151, 155, 156, 160, 163
There is a code of conduct for building certifiers called the Code of Conduct for Building Certifiers.
- Section 129
A person may make a complaint to the QBCC about a building certifier.
- Section 190
A building certifier may apply to QBCC for a licence to be a pool safety inspector.
- Sections 246BG, 246BH, 246BI, 246DG
A code of conduct applies to pool safety inspectors called the ‘Code of conduct for pool safety inspectors’.
- Section 246AZ; Regulation 16C of the Building Regulation 2006
A person may make a complaint to the QBCC about a pool safety inspector.
- Sections 246CK
Before construction of a pool starts and up until certification, a person who will be the owner of the pool or the builder must display a warning sign.
- Sections 231A, 231B, 233, Regulation 14 of the Building Regulation 2006
The owner of a pool must ensure the pool complies with the pool safety standard and all barriers for the pool are kept in good condition. One prescribed standard is the display of a resuscitation sign.
- Sections 231A, 231B, 231D, 232; Regulations 13A, 63 of the Building Regulation 2006
An owner of land may enter their neighbour’s land to carry out agreed fencing work in relation to a pool barrier but only upon giving at least 14 days notice to the other owner.
- Sections 245X, 245XG
The occupier of a building must give general evacuation instructions to each person working in the building at least once a year and to new workers within 2 days of starting to work in the building.
- Regulation 35 of the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008
A practice evacuation of a building is to take place at least once a year.
- Regulations 43, 44 of the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008
Reason for law
To regulate building development, including swimming pools. (Long title to Act)
To ensure persons can evacuate buildings safely and quickly if a fire or hazardous materials emergency happens. (Regulation 4 of the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008)
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