Certificates of Classification provide important information about the use of the building, ongoing maintenance requirements, fire safety and other special requirements. They need to be displayed to ensure this information is readily available for people who occupy the building, Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) and local government officers. It is an offence not to display a Certificate of Classification in your building. It is also an offence not to comply with the restrictions stated on the certificate. Failure to do either may incur a financial penalty.
A Certificate of Classification is required to be clearly displayed as near as practicable to the main entrance of a building. If a building has more than one main entrance, such as a shopping centre, the certificate is only required to be displayed at one entrance. It is recommended to use the entrance that would normally be used by emergency services personnel and where the building’s fire indicator panel is located. In a multi-tenancy building, if a Certificate of Classification for the entire building is displayed near the main entrance of the complex, it is generally not necessary for owners of individual units to also display that certificate at their unit.
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