Australia’s Toughest Building Product Safety Laws Start

New laws which give Queensland’s building industry watchdog power to clean up unsafe building sites and rid the supply chain of dodgy building products came into effect last month.

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) Commissioner Brett Bassett said the laws brought the QBCC’s powers into line with other regulators and will make more people accountable for safety on building sites.

“For most people in the building and construction industry who already do the right thing and use the right products, the laws will have little impact on their business,” he said.

“These laws shift the unbalanced burden of responsibility for non-conforming building products away from the installers at the end of the supply chain, to everyone in the supply chain.  These new laws are so important to keep those who work in the building and construction industry safe, as well as building owners and those who frequent Queensland buildings.”

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