Community Health & Safety
When someone enters your common property, you’re accountable for strata safety. Put people first.
Community health and safety is important for each and every individual because we all desire to live and work in a safe and protected environment.
Being proactive in managing potential risks and promoting wellness is a duty and moral responsibility of any committee, owners corporation and business to look after their residents and staff.
Have an injury, incident or hazard to report?
Speak to our Community Health & Safety team on 1300 065 024
Whether you’re formally engaging a contractor to do maintenance works or having a contractor come and go, your strata manager and the Community Health & Safety team are ready to help and support you 24/7.
Why Community Health & Safety
Strata duty of care
Since Community Health & Safety started more than five years ago, in our strata duty of care we have assisted over 4,000 properties to record and manage over 20,000 common property hazards and incidents. Our help has logged hundreds of cases ranging from minor to extreme.
Community Health & Safety takes the guesswork out of making sure you and your common property are meeting requirements across the key areas:
Strata Schemes Management Act
Duty to maintain, repair, and manage common property according to legislation
Work Health and Safety Act
Duty to ensure safety to those performing services
Common law and public liability
Duty of care to all people who enter your common property
Community Health & Safety benefits
We all have the right to live and work in a safe and protected environment
The responsibility of owners to ensure that their common property is safe to use is often overlooked because it isn’t straightforward. With up-to-date alerts, comprehensive resources and a dedicated team available to you 24/7, we help make sure you’re covered.
- Access to expert consultants
- Regular legislation updates
- Dedicated team to report, file, and log incidents
- Historical record keeping for evidence and to avoid unnecessary callouts
- Improved tracking of health and safety matters, including work orders and invoicing
- Work Health and Safety plans and best practice procedures and systems
- Access to more than 2,500 authorised contractors
- Insurance tools to asses adequate cover
- And much more!
We can also support you by connecting you to other specialists who offer additional support services across community living, including:
- Training for committees, facilities managers, and caretakers on public liability and WHS
- Site-specific regulatory compliance reporting as a health check for your property
Community Health & Safety toolkit
These alerts have been provided to give you a more detailed understanding of specific cases that may relate to your building, and to help you determine the priority that may need to be allocated to a specific risk.
We’ve created a library of fact sheets to assist you in identifying critical hazards or incidents in common property areas, and to guide you on how to approach the various situations you may face.
A big part of keeping with Community Health & Safety is in equal parts being knowledgeable in health and safety best practice and standards, and keeping track of incidents when they occur so issues may be rectified in future.