Blackwatch Projects advocates a safe work environment on all projects we undertake and complies with all relevant state regulations.
All personnel on our projects are suitably inducted into the safety program. Our company has a detailed “Company Safety Policy” along with site-specific safety plans, which are updated and audited monthly by our Occupational Workplace Health and Safety Manager.
Blackwatch Projects has third party accreditation on Work Place Health and Safety in accordance with AS/NZS 4804:2001. We also have in place Environment Policies and Procedures that are implemented throughout the company on all of our construction sites.
Integrated Management System
In addition to full accreditation from and compliance with authorities such as the Master Builders Association and the Queensland Building Services Authority, Blackwatch Projects is committed to delivering projects of the highest quality and the safest working environment.
Our superior performance is delivered through our Integrated Management System. Blackwatch Projects is third party certified for Quality Assurance – ISO AS/NZS 9001:2008 for Design, Construction, Refurbishment and Project Management Services. This accreditation means we can offer a full range of Design and Construct facilities. All business processes in the form of guidelines, manuals, documented procedures and the delivery of each process is defined across all levels of the company. Blackwatch Projects is third party certified for Quality Assurance – ISO AS/NZS 9001:2008 for Design, Refurbishment and Project Management Services.
Industry Memberships and Qualifications
Queensland Building and Construction Commission
The Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) is a statutory authority established under the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 (QBCC Act) and is part of the portfolio of the Minister for Housing and Public Works. The purpose of this regulatory authority is to improve the standards, equity and confidence in the building industry. Any contractors performing building work valued over $3,300 must hold a QBCC licence, and as such Blackwatch Projects holds an Open Unrestricted Builder Licence. This means Blackwatch Projects has met all the regulatory requirements to construct all classifications of buildings/structures as defined in the Building Code of Australia. Blackwatch Projects has held a QBCC Licence since 2000, and is deemed Category 6 as defined in the AATO classification, having an allowable turnover of $135 Million.
Construction Works Professional and Public Liability – $48 Million
Blackwatch Projects has Construction Works Professional and Public Liability to the value of $48 Million with Vero Insurance. Vero’s innovative insurance solutions are favoured by 35% of Australia’s top 500 companies – as well as tens of thousands of smaller businesses across the nation. In addition, Vero has Insurance specialists who are qualified in the construction and engineering field and understand the risks faced and the protection required within the industry. This ensures Blackwatch Projects are adequately covered for all projects and business operations. In addition, Vero has 180 years’ heritage and the size, strength and scale of the Suncorp Group behind it, offering historic evidence regarding the company’s stability and performance.
Professional Indemnity – $10 Million
The term professional is now often regarded as any person/entity who offers specialist advice or services. As Blackwatch Projects provides a services as well as a finished product, we have ensured we have adequate insurance in place. Lloyd’s is the world’s specialist insurance market. Unlike many other insurance brands, Lloyd’s is not a company; it’s a market where the members join together as syndicates to insure risks.
Safety Management Systems (AS/NZS 4801:2001)
In the construction industry, it’s essential to keep our teams safe from accidents and deliver work to reliably high standards. Blackwatch Projects believes it is essential to establish safe systems of work, identify hazards, assess risks and put controls in place to reduce these risks. Due to the high risk natural of our operations, Blackwatch Projects has a strong commitment from Management to the continuous improvement of systems and processes to ensure quality and safety on all construction sites.
Quality Management Systems Certified (AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008)
Quality assurance (QA) refers to administrative and procedural activities implemented in a quality system so that requirements and goals for a product, service or activity will be fulfilled. It is the systematic measurement, comparison with a standard, monitoring of processes and an associated feedback loop that confers error prevention. Blackwatch Projects undergoes an annual Quality Assurance Audit conducted by BSI to ensure the business meets all the QA principles of an effective and productive organisation.
Compliant with the National Code of Practice for the Construction Industry
The Code of Practice for the Building and Construction Industry outlines specific principles and standards of behaviour that underpin best practice while promoting positive change in the industry. Blackwatch Projects has a commitment to comply with all laws, regulations, codes of practice and contracts relating to the industry. Blackwatch Projects strives for have standardised processes and procedures to ensure compliance with the National Code of Practice.
Queensland Government Prequalification (PQC) – Rating PQC 3
The Prequalification (PQC) System is the whole-of-Government central register of prequalified building consultants and contractors. The PQC System provides clear and consistent performance requirements and guidelines for the selection of all building industry service providers for government building projects. Prequalification applies to all building industry consultants directly commissioned on government building projects. The PQC has a rating system which involves 4 levels. These levels range from effective work practices (PQC Level 1) to leading-edge practice in a global context (PQC Level 4). Blackwatch Projects is rated PQC Level 3.
Property Council of Australia (QLD)
Blackwatch Projects is a Core State Member of The Property Council of Australia; the leading advocate for Australia’s $600 billion property industry. The Property Council is the peak industry body, representing those affiliated with property and commercial development interests. The organisation is governed by a board comprising key leaders from the industry.
Urban Development Institute of Australia (QLD)
Blackwatch Projects is a member of the UDIA (Qld). UDIA (Qld) is the state’s largest professional organisation representing and furthering the interests and integrity of the property development industry in Queensland. With over 1100 corporate members representing more than 3000 affiliated individuals across a range of professions, UDIA (Qld) is a highly visible peak industry body. The UDIA has a longstanding reputation for effectively influencing outcomes in the public and private sectors to ensure a viable future for our industry and quality outcomes for the community.
Housing Industry Association
Blackwatch Projects is a member of Australia’s largest residential building organisation. Commonly known as HIA, members of the Housing Industry Association include builders, trade contractors, design professionals, kitchen and bathroom specialists, manufacturers and suppliers. The HIA brand is a powerful tool with HIA members responsible for over 80 per cent of new homes and renovations activity in Australia.
Master Builders (QLD)
Master Builders is the peak industry association representing building and construction in Queensland since 1882. With around 8,500 members, representing a range of affiliated construction related professions, Master Builders is a valuable source of practical and relevant information regarding the Queensland building and construction industry. Membership with Master Builders ensures Blackwatch Projects is kept informed with regular updates on changes to laws, codes and regulations, employment and wages, and health, safety and environment. Blackwatch has been a loyal member of Master Builders for over a decade, enhancing our professional operations and supporting Blackwatch to deliver superior quality outcomes to our clients.