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Attention Surveyors: 5 Simple Steps to Get Telecommunications off Your To-Do List for Good

As a surveyor managing new developments and subdivisions, you’re likely juggling multiple tasks at any one time to keep your projects moving along towards compliance.

Ticking each box takes time and effort—and some tasks take longer than you would like! One aspect that can often cause headaches for you and your clients is telecommunications. Your clients may be confused about what needs to be done and when they need to do it—and this can slow things down dramatically. Explaining the steps to take and guiding them through what is a complicated process is time consuming and can be tedious.

When you have a trusted telecommunications partner who you can refer clients to, you can essentially handball this aspect to an expert. This gives your clients confidence in the process and outcome as well as freeing you up to focus on the many other aspects of your job.

We partner with surveyors across the state to handle the VC81 compliance paperwork for their clients (Forms 1 and 2), and where required, we can also take care of the design and installation as well. The feedback we get is that it takes a load off their mind having someone else handle this part of the project for them—so in this article we explain the 5 simple steps that will get telecommunications compliance off your to-do list for good.

Step 1: Confirm what is required

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Whether your clients are builders, developers or homeowners, if they’re not experts in telecommunications the steps they need to take to get their property NBN-ready and compliant are complicated. It is much easier when you can discuss with your client what is required for compliance (e.g. plans, works and paperwork) and then have a trusted partner to refer them to who can take care of it for them.

Step 2: Refer to a contractor

Once your clients are aware they can outsource this aspect, it’s helpful to have a trusted partner to refer them onto. This removes the stress for them of trying to locate someone who is suitable for the job, while also avoiding the possibility of them hiring someone who may not get the job done right the first time. As telecommunications compliance requires really precise work, we are often called in to fix or re-do works that failed to comply and this can really blow your budget and project time frames, which is why getting it done right the first time is a must.

Step 3: Confirm they have engaged a contractor


It’s always a good idea to follow up with your client and confirm they have engaged the right contractor for the right works and that nothing has been missed. As some of the tasks required for compliance can take months, it’s important to make sure it’s all booked in and the ball is rolling to avoid unexpected delays down the track.

Step 4: Documentation and installation works for compliance are completed

The best part of finding a trusted telecommunications partner is, that once you’ve confirmed they are engaged and working on the project, you can switch your focus back to your own tasks. With the right partner, you won’t need to worry about following up to check they are on track—they can be trusted to manage it all precisely and efficiently in the background.

Step 5: You receive the completed documentation

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Once your telecommunications partner has completed all the required tasks for compliance, you will receive the completed documentation that you need to sign off your project as NBN-ready. It can be that easy!

Are you ready to tick telecommunications off your to-do list for good?

If you’re looking for a simple way to save yourself time and headaches on your new developments and subdivisions, partnering with a trusted telecommunications contractor can be a great move. 

We have many long-standing partnerships with surveyors and pride ourselves on making it simple and easy for everyone. Check out our testimonials and get in touch with our team if you’d like to find out more about how we can help!

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