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Capital Hill Apartments
17 - 23 State Circle
FORREST ACT 2603
PO Box 6248
O'CONNOR ACT 2602

 

Emergency Services Access

March 8, 2012

Residents will notice that a small key safe has been installed next to the intercom by each front door.  The safe contains an electronic swipe and can only be opened by keying in a pre-set combination.   Should the Ambulance be unable to enter the building by using the normal intercom procedure (as happened recently), then they are able to get at and use the swipe.  Please note that the swipe will open the front door and the lifts.  There is no provision to be able to open the door to your apartment (and neither should there be).  The Owners’ Corporation has a duty under current Work Health Safety legislation to enable emergency access and egress for the buildings but for reasons of security and privacy, cannot extend this provision to individual apartments; that must remain the responsibility of the individual owner.

The combination is known to the ACT Ambulance Service and is protected under the  Medical Privacy Act.

An appropriate amendment will be made in the Apartment Manual, which can be found elsewhere in this web site.

 

 

 

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