The NSW Government will introduce legislation to support the implementation of ratings systems for professionals in the building industry as well as strong new powers to prevent occupation certificates from being issued on suspect developments.
The rating system will rank builders, developers and certifiers on their workplace safety record, customer complaints, the age of their business, financial credibility, and other aspects.
The changes form part of the NSW Building Commissioner’s work plan which you can find on the NSW Department of Customer Service website.
What to do
Those involved in the building industry (including builders, developers and certifiers) should ensure they have demonstrable processes (e.g. documented procedures and staff/contractor training records) for key practices such as:
* a workplace safety management system
* a complaints management system
* sound financial management and internal controls