- Work hours are to be conducted between 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday;
- Once works have begun they must be completed within 4 weeks;
- On completion of works a copy of the completed permit must be returned to RPCV to be signed off and finalised by RPCV staff member.
As RPCV have obligations to meet legislative requirements, a full monument constructed on concrete pier-and-beam foundations will need to be inspected a number of times to ensure construction is proceeding in accordance with the permit and the Australian Standards AS-4204 Headstones and cemetery monuments and AS-4425 Above ground interment structures (mausolea).
Inspection stages for a full monument constructed on concrete pier-and-beam foundations:
- Prior to commencement to identify the site;
- Once the foundations have been excavated and steel reinforcement placed an RPCV staff member will need to inspect the works and sign off this stage prior to any concrete for foundations being poured;
- During construction an RPCV staff member will need to inspect to ensure dowels are correctly positioned;
- During construction when the kerb is in place but before installing the top slab or ledger.
- When the work has been completed an RPCV staff member will need to inspect the works whilst the masons are still on site to ensure the finished monument is of a standard acceptable to the trust and that the site has been left tidy.
It is the mason’s responsibility to notify an RPCV staff member at each of these stages.
Appointments may be arranged in advance. Failure to comply with inspection requirements could see a monument removed, and costs associated with any post construction investigation to verify compliance to standards and/or removal if necessary, will be charged to the mason.
Failure to comply with any of the above procedures and restrictions may result in the suspension of all works by the mason on any RPCV site.
Where works are deemed to be not up to standard, if mason staff are not compliant with the necessary certificates, licences and tickets, or fail to have the required PPE protection, RPCV will suspend all works and the breach will be reported to Worksafe.
Masons will be held responsible for costs associated with damage to existing memorials.
In any event where works are suspended, the mason may be responsible for costs associated with additional inspections. Application for a new permit in any of these circumstances will require payment of another permit fee. Any suspension will remain in place until all outstanding fees have been paid.