Maintaining Essential Safety Measures in an Empty Building!

Recently I received an email from a customer who instructed us to stop maintaining the essential safety measures in his building.

The customer was under the wrong impression that because the building was not occupied that it did not need to be maintained.

The reality is that Part 12 of the Building Regulations 2006 (Vic) do not distinguish between empty and occupied buildings and structures.

The customers argument is that while they are legally still the owner of the property they intend to sell the property to a private investor to develop residential property.

The Bottom Line
If you are the owner or agent of an owner of a building or place of public entertainment then you are legally obliged to maintain the essential safety measures.

If you have any questions about this, feel free to contact a member of our sales support team by email or telephone and they will be only too willing to assist.

Russ

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Update: Great news!
Submitted by rporteous on July 21, 2011 - 21:17.

Earlier today our customer called and said that he had taken the time to read up on his maintenance obligations.

Based on his reading he now recognises the requirement for maintenance.

He has instructed us to continue the maintenance!

Russ