Defects and Maintenance Register

Best Practice is key As the strata sector continues to change and legislative requirements become more onerous we, as an industry, are charged with introducing best practice operations to overcome common hurdles and remove uncertainty. At Strata Community Insurance, our focus is centred on keeping Strata Managers informed of changes occurring and developing tools for … Read more

Contractor Management Systems

From time to time, strata managers and/or strata committees may need to engage the services of an external contractor to undertake work within a strata complex covering maintenance, repairs, or installation of new components. While contractors or suppliers have a duty-of-care when entering a strata complex’s premises, it is in the interest of strata committees … Read more

Building Inspections and Maintenance Checklist

Strata complexes should be inspected at regular intervals to identify deterioration and required maintenance work – such as cleaning and painting, and attending to lighting and fire safety. Managing strata is multifaceted, involving many elements, across many parties. This checklist, though not exhaustive, provides a framework including items for consideration to support inspection maintenance plans. … Read more

Play it safe with asbestos

Asbestos is a term for a group of six naturally occurring mineral fibres. In the past, it was considered one of the most versatile minerals because of its properties of flexibility, strength, insulating from heat and electricity, chemical inertness and affordability. These same properties resulted in its extensive use over many years in Australia and … Read more

4 Stages of Building Defects and Maintenance Controls

Building defects and maintenance controls are recognised as an integral part of good governance. They are an interactive process that can be used by strata executive committees to mitigate and remove risks. This guide has been developed to support strata executive committees. It will allow them to prioritise defects and significant maintenance issues, and set … Read more