Combustible Cladding Laws, QLD

Cladding Audit

Combustible Cladding Checklist and Report   *Act now before 29 March 2019 *

From 1st October 2018, the Queensland Government introduced new laws to tackle the issue of combustible cladding on residential and commercial buildings. The new laws place an onus on building owners to undertake investigations on the cladding and register their buildings with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission.

This affects all Class 2 to 9 buildings that were approved after the 1st January 1994 that are of Type A or Type B construction.

The Professional Certification Group has the experience and expertise to assist and guide you to comply with new combustible cladding laws by helping you register, identify, sample, test and prepare fire engineering safety reports.

Our team includes experienced building certifiers and an RPEQ registered Fire Safety Engineer.

Combustible Cladding Assessment Process

The new laws have introduced a new three step process which needs to be followed within required timeframes as follows:


Step 1:  The Building Owner must register the building with QLD Government, Safer Buildings

The owner must complete the combustible cladding checklist – Part 1 and submit through the QGov Portal. This step must be completed by 29 March 2019.

To see if this affects your building, this QBCC fact sheet provides guidance on classification and type of construction>


Step 2: Engage a building industry professional to inspect the building to inspect and provide a written building industry professional statement.

The engaged industry professional must complete the combustible cladding checklist – Part 2 and will provide a copy to the following:

  • The building owner;
  • The QBCC;
  • The Local Government

The owner must then complete the Part 2 Checklist and submit through the QGov Portal. This step must be completed by 29 May 2019.


Step 3: Where a building is identified as containing combustible cladding in Step 2, a fire safety engineer must be engaged to complete the building fire risk assessment and fire engineer statement.

The building owner must complete the combustible cladding checklist – Part 3A and submit through the QGov Portal by 27 August 2019 registering the details of the Fire Engineer engaged.

The Fire Engineer will assess and complete a Fire Engineer Statement and Building Risk Assessment as part of the Checklist Part 3B and provide a copy to the following:

  • The building owner;
  • The QBCC;
  • The Local Government

This step must be completed by 3 May 2021.


Further Information on New Regulations

For further information on the assessment requirements and process, please visit the below websites:

QLD Government, Safer Buildings
QBCC, NCBP Audit Taskforce & Safer Buildings

 

How PCG can Help You

At the Professional Certification Group, our commercial team has the experience and expertise to assist and guide you through the entire process through registration, identification, sample testing and fire engineering assessment to meet the legislative requirements.

Our team includes experienced building certifiers and an RPEQ registered Fire Safety Engineer.

We are able to collect samples when onsite and send for laboratory testing to confirm the flammability and properties of the material to provide the most accurate information possible.

For further information,  contact our commercial team on 1300 060 136 or email us commercial@pcgroup.net.au