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Connections magazine is a twice yearly magazine produced by Consumer, Building and Occupational Services. Subscribe to receive building, electrical, gas, plumbing and occupational licensing related updates, information and news.

Latest edition

Some of the issues covered by Issue 12 (April 2017) (pdf, 9.9 MB)

Building – Building maintenance obligations; building a shed in Tasmania; TasNetworks community warning; design documentation; Continuing Professional Development for architects and building designers; bushfire-prone areas; Determinations and fact sheets for the Building Act 2016; separating walls on boundaries; notifiable building work; barriers for seating structures.

Electrical – Techsafe electrical inspections; certificate of electrical compliance; electrical refresher sessions; working in hazardous areas; high voltage certification and connection; issues and defects – they cost; risks of buying online; electrical standards update; safety recall.

Gas – Conditions of Gas Act 2000 acceptances; air requirements for gas appliances; disconnection for appliance isolation valves; certifiers to sign gas fitting notice; gas appliance recalls and safety alerts; Dial Before You Dig.

Plumbing – new requirements for waste water system servicing; Continuing Professional Development.

Occupational licensing – online services update.

Other – building and plumbing approvals online; minimum standards for rental premises.

Previous edition

Some of the issues covered by Issue 11 (September 2016) (pdf, 13.2 MB)

Building:  New building legislation; Residential Building Work Contracts and Dispute Resolution Act; National Construction Code 2016; Underpinning; Mid-rise timber buildings

Electrical: Electrical recalls; Lithium batteries;  Privately owned poles and wires; Contractor's register; Natural disasters - repairs and reinstatement; Reporting unsafe electrical equipment

Gas:  Carbon Monoxide; Transporting and storing LP gas safely; Compliance plates; Changes to Standards AS/NZS 5601 - Gas Installations

Plumbing: Wastewater treatment systems training, New AWTS Guide

Occupational licensing: Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Subscribe to Connections magazine:

Email cbosinfo@justice.tas.gov.au and include the following information:

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Connections Magazine Archive

Previous editions of Connections magazine are available from Stable Tasmanian Online Repository (STORS)