17 04 2013

Family-Safe

Coming Soon

Family-Safe is an all encompassing service for peace of mind for the whole family to ensure your home environment is as safe as possible for your children as well as elder family members.

Family-Safe includes:

  • Property-Safe
  • Child-Safe
  • Elderly-Safe

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17 04 2013

Pool-Safe

In addition to the standard service, your PropertySafe inspection can include a Pool-Safe swimming pool and spa inspection.

By law, to minimise the safety risk to the property occupants, owners of swimming and spa pools must install and maintain fencing and gates, including non-climbable zones and signage. Pool laws vary by state and our inspection is to the standard that applies in each state.  The definition of a pool in this report is “Any excavation or structure containing water to a depth greater than 300mm and used primarily for swimming, wading, paddling or a like, including a bathing or wading pool or spa.

We conduct a risk management inspection and report guided by AS1926.1. We inspect and report on the pool location, construction, type and any restrictions followed by over forty specific checks regarding compliance of the fencing, gates, access and signage.

In some states, a separate compliance certificate must be issued by a certifying authority and this Certificate is not included in this report.

17 04 2013

Child-Safe

Coming Soon

Child-Safe is an enhanced version of the standard PropertySafe inspection focussing on the additional risks to children and infants found in the home. While the standard service includes hazards which apply to all ages, this enhanced inspection services includes a deeper inspection of specific hazard categories including:

Smoke Alarms
  • Extra alarms in commonly used rooms such as TV rooms, nurseries and children’s bedrooms
  • Fire blankets & extinguisher in kitchens
Safety Switch
  • Inspect for RCD fitted for all power & light circuits
Building Hazards
  • Particular emphasis on handrails, steps, stairs, ramps and balustrades
  • Inspection for sharp or abrasive edges and finishes
  • Review cabinet, cupboard and wardrobe security for chemicals, sharp or falling objects
Glass Hazards
  • Focus on wider use of safety glass in larger and wider fall zones
  • Review impact areas for ride-on toys, tricycles and scooters
  • Inspect for glass surfaces such as table tops and mirrors
Slip Hazards
  • Look for smooth, low-friction and hard surfaces prone to slips and harsher fall injury
  • Review wet-area finishes for soundness & slip-risk
Trip Hazards
  • Inspect for smooth uninterrupted floors with no raised thresholds
Fall Hazards
  • Attention on step/stair construction with additional guarding, gates and non-slip surfaces
Electrical hazards
  • Inspect for additional switch and power point safety including access from raised platforms such as cots
  • Review light socket and light fitting access and protection
  • Special attention to wet area splash zones especially switch protection and switches/appliances 30cm above floor
Gas Hazards
  • Particular attention on ventilation for heaters / stoves plus Carbon Monoxide CO monitors
Moisture Hazards
  • Attention on risk of moisture and mould to children cuts, abrasions and respiratory exposure
Blind Cord Hazards
  • Particular emphasis on proximity of furniture to corded window coverings
Hot Water Hazard
  • Review of tempering valve operation on all water outlets, not bathroom alone
Tree Hazards
  • Special attention on low to the ground and/or dangerous shrubs or ground cover
  • Inspect for potentially poisonous or toxic vegetation
Pool Fence & Barriers
  • Additional attention to toys and pool surround features
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17 04 2013

Termite-Safe

In addition to the standard service, your PropertySafe inspection can include a Termite-Safe inspection. This optional service can also be ordered independently at any time.

A licensed, experienced and insured Timber Pest Technician will complete a visual inspection of accessible areas of the property to detect the presence of current or previous Termite infestations. The inspection results are then detailed in a report as per the Australian Standard 4349.3 – 2010.  The report focuses upon the presence or absence of termites activity and/or workings. The inspection is of the current condition of the property and is not a warranty against future attack or damage.

The Termite-Safe Report will include:

      • A brief description of the property and areas that were inaccessible in order to carry out the inspection;
      • Details of any past or present termite activity and workings;
      • Conditions which may exist that are conducive to future termite attack.

Each Termite-Safe Report  includes recommendations to remedy any infestations and/or prevent future attack which may include both chemical and non-chemical approaches.

Areas covered by a Termite-Safe  inspection:

      • Exterior of the building
      • Interior of the building
      • Sub-floor space (subject to access)
      • Roof cavity (subject to access)
      • Garage, carport and general outbuildings such as sheds
      • Separate laundry or toilet
      • Trees on the property
      • Retaining walls, gates & fences, etc

Important information about termite infestations:-

  • Termite inspections are recommended every 12 months. Termites are known to have destroyed the wall and roofing timbers of homes within 3 months of construction;
  • Termite attacks are NOT covered by property or landlord insurance;
  • The older the home the higher the probability of infestation;
  • Because termites can tunnel up to 200 metres underground to find food, an attack on your property could come from a neighbouring property;
  • Termites cause more damage to homes in Australia than fire, floods, storms and tempest, combined;
  • A concrete slab does not reduce the risk significantly, it may be higher because sub-floor inspections are not possible.
17 04 2013

Elderly-Safe

Coming Soon

Elderly-Safe is an enhanced version of the standard PropertySafe inspection focussing on the additional risks to the aged and elderly living at home. While the standard service includes hazards which apply to all ages, this enhanced inspection services includes a deeper inspection of specific hazard categories including:

Smoke Alarms
  • Added focus on sleeping occupants, restricted mobility, kitchen accidents
  • Extra alarms in commonly used rooms – kitchen, TV rooms and bedrooms
  • Fire blankets & extinguisher in kitchens
  • Look for Escape routes and exit points with improved access
Safety Switch
  • Inspect for RCD fitted for all power & light circuits
Building Hazards
  • Inspect for safe & unobstructed access with sturdy and well positioned grab rails, handrails, steps, stairs, ramps and balustrades
  • Inspection for sharp or abrasive edges and finishes
  • Review bath, shower & WC access
Glass Hazards
  • Focus on wider use of safety glass in larger and wider fall zones
  • Inspect for glass surfaces such as table tops and mirrors
Slip Hazards
  • Look for smooth, low-friction and hard surfaces prone to slips and harsher fall injury
  • Review wet-area finishes for soundness & slip-risk especially on shower hobs & bases
Trip Hazards
  • Inspect for smooth uninterrupted floors with no raised thresholds
Fall Hazards
  • Attention on step/stair construction  with even and generous tread/riser dimensions, unsuitable colour contrasts, non-slip leading edges
  • Ensure exterior walkways/steps are non-slip, even, edge marked and well lit
Electrical hazards
  • Inspect for lighting capacity and positioning, movement activation and bulb redundancy in case of failure
  • Review lighting to front / rear including front door & clothes drying area
  • Assess for lighting to common night path such as between bedroom & WC
  • Check wet area splash zones especially switch protection and switches/appliances 30cm above floor
Gas Hazards
  • Particular attention on ventilation for heaters / stoves plus Carbon Monoxide CO monitors
Moisture Hazards
  • Attention on risk of moisture and mould to elderly cuts, abrasions and respiratory exposure
  • Review of bathroom ventilation
Hot Water Hazard
  • Review of tempering valve operation on all water outlets, not bathroom alone
Tree Hazards
  • Special attention on low to the ground and/or dangerous shrubs or ground cover
  • Inspect for fire risks in vegetation around property
  • Check unobstructed walkways especially access to clothes line
Inspector Observations
  • Include observed hazards to lower mobility or vision impaired occupants such as toilet door opening outward, doorway widths, exterior pathways, tangled cords, clutter, easily opened door locks from the inside
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