I have had the honour of being the head of the Queensland Government’s barn door inspection department for four years, so I have spent most of my time with our inspections team working to make sure that every door is in good condition.
That is why I feel very proud to have the responsibility of being here today.
The most common complaints I hear are that doors don’t open properly, they are too tight, that they aren’t properly secured or that they don’t fit properly.
These are not things I would have expected to hear from my own agency, but I think they are the reality of life in the Queensland rural communities.
We do have the right people in place to tackle these issues, and we have a number of policies and procedures in place.
Q: How long does it take to inspect a barn door?
A: I can say with certainty that it takes about two days for our inspection teams to complete an inspection of a barn.
This is because we have to go through all the required paperwork and check that everything is in place before we go in.
Once the door is inspected, it will be locked and inspected for any safety issues that may exist.
This can be quite a stressful process, as we want to ensure that everything that needs to be checked is there.
The inspection process also involves the testing of the door against various safety standards, such as the Australian Standard for Door Locks and the International Standard for Window Locks.
Q (to Peter) Is it possible to get a lock on a door in the barn?
A I don’t think we can get a door locked, so we do have our own lockers that we have set up in our barns.
If someone has a locked door, we do need to be able to use a key to unlock it.
If they want to go into the barn and open the door, they will need to use the key to get into the room.
It is important to note that we do not have a lock box in our buildings and I think that is a huge oversight.
Q – How do I find out if a door is locked?
A – The best way to check that a door has a lock is to have a key with you, which you can pick up at your local supermarket.
There are two ways to open a door: you can use the locking mechanism that is located on the inside of the front door, or you can open the front window.
If you are using the window, you can get the key in the lockbox.
This will unlock the door.
If the door has no lock, it can be unlocked with a key found on the outside of the room or by opening the door using a lock.
There is also a key in each room that has to be locked, however, there is a slight chance that a key will be lost or misplaced.
Q – How do you know if the door was locked before you opened it?
A – You will notice that most doors have a locking mechanism on the front.
You will also notice that many of the doors have locking mechanism at the inside.
This means that if you open the gate and try to access the room from outside, you will find that there is no locking mechanism.
This should be a red flag.
The door may be locked by a combination of factors, such a locked key or missing key, or it may be that the door will not close properly.
If it is the latter, please do not attempt to open the house.
This may be caused by a lack of strength in the door itself, the way that the gate is built or the way the door handles.
Q — What if I want to open my door but it is not locked?
Is there a way to open an unlocked door?
We have an unsecured door which is available to all residents in the area.
If an unsecure door is not available, please contact the property owner and explain that the room is unsecurable.
If that door is unlocked, the room can be opened and you can move in.
If no one is able to open it, please call the building management team at the address where the room was originally built and ask to be transferred to another room.
If we cannot transfer the room to another house, we will attempt to contact the owner.
If this fails, the property manager will be notified and the owner will be able then to transfer the unsecurized room to a person who can access it.
Q — Can you tell if a person is in the room?
A — If a person in the home is not able to access a locked room, we recommend that you check that the key is located in the locked room and that the lock is securely fastened.
If a locked bedroom door is being used, please check that both the door and the lock are locked and secure.
If any of these conditions are not met, the door can be left unlocked and the locks may not be secure.
Q What if the lock does not work properly?