Common Property Safety Audits - Do Strata Owners Need To Comply?
In a nutshell, yes. An owner of a property where tenants, contractors and residents are living, are required to ensure common areas comply with Safety laws.
At your Annual General Meeting, it is best practice to include an agenda item to report and discuss any common property safety risks. We recommend having a qualified Contractor carry out a site assessment to report on any identified risks, and the likelihood of such risk occurring and the possible impact on threat to the safety of an individual or property.
It is always best to avoid a potential liability claim then to ignore recommendations to maintain, replace or implement safety measures to reduce the likelihood of risk, and to demonstrate in the case of an insurance claim that all necessary action has been taken to do so.