Facilities Management (FM) induction
All contractors, consultants, and staff who are involved in the construction or maintenance of campus facilities are required to complete our online Facilities Management Induction Training program. This is a course designed to provide all new personnel with:
- important information for commencement of works at QUT
- an overview of important work systems
- specific hazard information
- behaviour expectations.
It is a simple, self-paced course, with a short questionnaire at the end to reinforce understanding.
You must complete this induction if you:
- engage, organise, co-ordinate project or employ any trade or service contractors on behalf of QUT
- are employed at QUT in a trade or technical capacity
- are a contractor, including an appointed principal contractor, or consultant providing services in a trade or technical capacity
- are onsite to do a heavy delivery, such as setting up or operating items of specific high risk plant.
If you engage subcontractors to work on your behalf at QUT, you must ensure supervisory personnel and subcontractors complete the training and have key access (if applicable) before attending the work site.
You do not need to complete this induction if you are a light delivery person such as a courier.
Online induction training login
To login to the online induction training use:
- username: qut
- password: qut
Other induction requirements for FM contractors at QUT
- General construction induction (as per WHS)
- Biosafety training, if required by QUT.
For more information regarding other training, contact your QUT FM project manager directly.
Applying for Contractor Key Access
This request is for a contractor to be provided with access to the FM Key Watcher system, which allows the issue of keys to the nominated work area. You must have completed the FM induction prior to requesting access.
Life safety systems within QUT buildings
With a substantial quantity and varying types of buildings, an essential part of managing our facilities is the operation and maintenance of our Life Safety Systems. These systems are installed, operated and maintained in compliance with the QLD
Fire Safety Act 2008, National Code of Construction and associated Australian Standards as mandatory minimums. Life Safety Systems can consist of:
- automatic sprinkler / deluge systems
- automatic detection & alarms systems
- special hazard and gas suppressions systems
- emergency warning systems
- hydrant and hose reels
- portable fire fighting equipment
- passive fire barriers and doors
- air handling and smoke management
- emergency lighting and signage
- paths of egress for emergency purposes including stairwells
- specific or special features by design engineering.
QUT Facilities takes our obligation to life safety systems with care and attention and as we look to continually improve in such important features we are revising and implementing new procedures with guidelines to streamline and facilitate the safe and effective utilisation of life safety systems during ongoing maintenance, refurbishment and new build projects. Day to day work across facilities often involves our life safety systems becoming impaired, damaged or partially inoperative so it is essential we have controls in place that ensure we provide safe environments for our occupants whilst suitably protecting our property from fire events. The new procedures will assess and provide guidelines to minimise any system isolation or associated impairment. These are outlined below:
- Routine isolation(s): Works not requiring an impairment application and intended for contractors but not limited to specific staff who at times need to undertake an isolation i.e. isolations on same floor level.
For detailed guidance see the Routine Isolation Guidelines(PDF file, 102.4 KB)
- Not deemed as a routine isolation(s): Works requiring an impairment application, intended for contractors but not limited to specific staff who at times require our facilities for action items whilst undertaking repair, alteration or other specific works i.e. isolations over more than one floor level or isolation of additional systems such as sprinklers/fire hose reels.
For detailed guidance see the Impairment Application Guidelines(PDF file, 97.5 KB)
Impairment Notification Form(PDF file, 202.9 KB)
General operation of fire systems and occupant warning tones
Most of the buildings and facilities have some form of detection or protection installed and on activation will generate tones for occupant warning. These generally will be in the form of 2 (two) distinct tones and may include repeating messages –
- Alert – (on/off mono tone, beep beep) – Ready to evacuate listen for further instruction.
- Evacuation (repeated whooping) – Evacuate via the nearest exit and follow instruction as directed by safety wardens.
Occupant warning tones and alarms are not to be ignored. In the event of an alarm or an occupant warning all personnel are requested to listen to messages, down any equipment and isolate any non-essential portable equipment if in use and or as part of your evacuation procedures. When instructed, personnel must exit the building as directed by any Fire Warden or emergency authorities as quickly as possible. Personnel will be directed to the safest muster point and must remain in that area until directed otherwise by the site Warden. The safety of all personnel is our primary concern however is also in conjunction with our Health & Safety Policies, it is the responsibility of all to maintain a safe working environment. As such request forwarding any concerns via Facilities Maintenance so we can act on any issue that may impede or risk the fire safety assets within our working/learning environment.
We will be arranging information sessions for any QUT staff who will need to adopt these new safety control measures as part of their ongoing work across our facilities (dates and locations to be confirmed). In the meantime, please feel free to speak directly with Steve Brett, Essential Services Officer, who can answer any questions and offer support and guidance at any time.
Thank you for your continued cooperation in support of managing and providing safer work and learning facilities.
Combustible cladding requirements
As part of the fire safety risk mitigation for external combustible cladding, the following items must be adhered to and considered when working in or around all QUT buildings.
Building management must:
- prohibit any 'hot works', such as welding, or any activities involving any heat source or naked flame such as barbeques, being carried out underneath or in the vicinity of the combustible materials identified and listed in the executive summary section
- prohibit the storage of any combustible materials underneath or in the vicinity of the combustible materials identified
- keep all egress paths and fire exits clear of obstruction at all times
- inform the contractors and trade persons of the presence of the combustible materials identified on the building exterior, and the restriction for hot works listed above prior to the commencement of any building works at the premises.
Form 42 'Affected Private Building Notice' in Appendix C of the QBCC Safer Buildings Report has been completed and displayed in affected buildings. This notice, will remain in place until either the combustible products have been removed, or the required building rectification works are completed and certified.
The affected buildings are:
- Gardens Point
- O Block
- P Block
- X Block
- Y Block
- Kelvin Grove
- C Block
- E Block
- F Block
- Q Block
- S Block
- X Block
- Z1 Block
- Z2 Block
- Z3 Block
- Z6 Block
Design standards and guidelines (DSG)
The Design Standards and Guidelines (DSG) specifies the requirements for the design and construction of QUT projects by consultants and contractors. The DSG forms part of all design and/or construction projects and is in addition to the project specific scope of work. All contracts must specify the Edition and Amendments of the DSG pertaining to the project. Standards are chosen for the following reasons:
- controlling aesthetics
- providing equity in the physical environment
- lowering life cycle costs
- savings gained through bulk purchasing.
Heritage management plans
Heritage management plans have been prepared to assist QUT and the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency to manage changes to the heritage registered sites and buildings within QUT. Importantly, these studies establish a broad philosophy for adapting the buildings and their context, which should be an integral part of any changes.
To request these plans, contact your QUT project manager directly.
Gardens Point campus
- Original Central Technical College site and Main Drive
- GP101 A Block
- GP103 U Block
- GP111 E Block
- GP113 F Block
- GP114 G Block
- GP115 H Block
- GP117 J Block
- GP124 W Block
- GP126 R Block
- Old Government House site
- GP105 Old Government House N Block
Kelvin Grove campus
- Lot 1 site - partial
- KG132 Z3 Block
- KG133 Z4 Block
- KG134 Z5 Block
- KG136 Z7 Block
- KG137 Z8 Block
- Lot 2 site
- Lot 3 site
- Lot 5 site
- KG205 Z9 Block
- KG206 Z10 Block
- KG209 Z11 Block
- KG211 Z13 Block
- Gona Parade (BCC property)
- Parer Place (BCC property)
- Chauvel Place (BCC property)
- Lot 19 site (Group 1 and Common Building site)
- Lot 20 site (Group 2 site)
- KG163 Residences Group 1
- KG164 Residences Group 2
- KG168 Common Building