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Balustrade Height Requirements

by Dave Collins on December 20, 2016

One of the most common searches on this site is in regards to the legal heights of balcony railings and balustrades. The main query we receive is whether existing railing needs to be modified to meet the current building code if it was built prior to the current code and met relevant requirements in place […]

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The decision in the Parker V Moore case in the QLD Supreme Court highlighted the importance of Landlords undertaking thorough inspections of properties and not necessarily relying on tenants to report issues. In this case a tenant fell after stepping on a “wobbly” balustrade over a stairwell and suffered serious injuries. The court found that […]

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General Liability Information

by Dave Collins on November 22, 2016

GENERAL LIABILITY INFORMATION: Air Conditioning and Indoor Air Quality Airborne Debris Balustrades Car Parks CCTV Centre Vehicles Electrical Safety Entrances & Exits Escalators & Travelators Floors Surfaces Playgrounds GUIDE TO PUBLIC LIABILITY INCIDENT PREVENTION & MANAGEMENT: DISCLAIMER: This document is for general information only.  While it directs attention to and comments upon potential loss control […]

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Balustrade and Railing Height Regulations

by Dave Collins on November 1, 2016

Our sister site, SAFETY RISK, has published a number of articles regarding balustrade and railing height and balcony safety in general. VISIT SITE Related PostsTrespassers and Public Liability Are Public Liability And Professional Indemnity Insurance The Same Thing? Assessing Your Public Liability Risks Public Liability – Assessing Your Risks Common Law Liability Responsible Service of […]

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Reasons for Staircase Collapse

by Dave Collins on October 13, 2016

Reasons for Staircase Collapse By Karen Whitehurst Many people consider their homes or office buildings to be places that are safe from forces that may cause injury. However, these structures can cause their own problems when integral parts become unreliable and fail to function as intended. One of the most dangerous situations that can arise […]

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