Building certifiers are being put on notice across the region.
Officers from the Queensland Building and Construction Commission have been carrying out audits at building sites across Beaudesert, Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast, Rockhampton and Townsville, to check the work of certifiers during the months of October and November,.
QBCC Commissioner Anissa Levy says they’re checking that building certifying functions are being done to the correct standards and all relevant approvals, forms and documents are in place.
“Certifiers have an incredibly important role in the building and construction industry, and attention-to-detail to compliance is imperative,” Ms Levy says.
“We know the vast majority of certifiers do the right thing and Queenslanders can feel confident that their homes are being built by people with the appropriate skills and qualifications.
“Licensed building certifiers assess building applications, decide whether to issue building approvals and inspect and certify building works.
“The certifier ensures the building works comply with the building assessment provisions, the Building Act and the approval.”
Commissioner Levy says an important part of the role of the QBCC is to carry out audits like this in a bid to uncover potential substandard behaviour within the building and construction industry.
“QBCC officers are focusing on issues such as certifiers granting a building development approval before all necessary permits and documents are in place.”
The State’s regulator received 222 complaints about certifiers in the 2021-2022 financial year and finalised 217 complaints.