/ OBLIGATIONS UNDER BFSR AND QDC
Under the BFSR the rectification of any critical defect must be undertaken within 1 month from notification unless there is a reasonable excuse. Without a reasonable excuse, occupiers may be liable for substantial statutory penalties for not rectifying a critical defect.
In accordance with the Queensland Development Code, part MP6.1, the occupier of the building must attach to the relevant Annual Occupier Statement any critical defect notices given within the preceding 12 month period.
An occupiers statement is a prescribed form detailed in the QDC, part MP6.1 and legislated in part 55A of the BFSR.
The occupier of a building must, annually in compliance with QDC, part MP6.1, prepare a statement about the maintenance of each prescribed fire safety installation for the building.
The occupier must, within 10 business days after the relevant anniversary date for the building give the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service a copy of the statement.
The occupier must keep a copy of each occupier statement with the record of maintenance for 2 years after the statement is prepared at a location on site.