Are you covered?

Did you know that it is a requirement for ALL service providers (and their staff) of both maintenance and installation services of HSTP’s to be licenced by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC)? This is actually the law!

It serves to ensure that you as the consumer are covered and insured against faulty workmanship, and that there are no unscrupulous (dodgy) operators touting for your business, potentially leaving you exposed to very expensive rectification work in the event of unlicenced work being completed outside of the required standard.

The following is an excerpt from the QBCC’s information bulletin released recently:

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“The QBCC operates as an industry body, administered by the Queensland Government, working to protect public health and safety through Queensland’s plumbing and drainage licencing system. The QBCC is the regulator for the PDA and the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 (QBCC Act). … The QBCC issues occupation licences to individuals for work…

These occupational licences do not entitle the holder to contract for work with the public or a builder. If you are as an individual contracting for the abovementioned work and issuing notices to the public/consumer or a builder, you are contracting for work that requires a licence under the QBCC Act an the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Regulation 2003:

– Contracting: Under the QBCC Act a person or company contracting for work with the public or a builder, for either servicing or installation of OSTP’s, requires a QBCC contractor’s licence. Contracting licences are issued for the same classes as QBCC occupational licences mentioned above.”

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everGREEN Wastewater holds a full QBCC contractor’s licence number 1271384. We guarantee ALL work completed by our company.

 If you are unsure of the status of your existing service provider, or have any other questions regarding your rights as a consumer, the QBCC can be contacted on 139 333 or via email at plumbers@qbcc.gld.gov.au .