Queensland

Building Legislation: Work Health and Safety Legislation

A building owner, occupier or owners agent for a building inherits obligations under Queensland Building Legislation, Building Code of Australia and Work Health and Safety legislation to ensure building works, alterations, occupation of a building and the inspection, testing and maintenance of nominated fire safety installations are complied with as required.

The following table provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the legislation for the building control process, fire safety installations documents and Work Health and Safety.

Building Legislation

Acts Regulations Definition Essential Safety Measures Parameters New/Old Building Responsibility for Compliance Method of Compliance
Fire and Rescue Service Act 1990 Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 AS 1851 Building Act 1975 Schedule 2 All applicable buildings BFSR
* occupier
QDC/BFSR
Occupier must ensure testing, maintain records, competent testers, annual certificate and secure records
Sustainable Planning Act 2009 Sustainable Planning Regulation 2009 Schedule 2 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15,1 6
* a person
Lodge occupiers statement with commissioner of the fire authority
Building Act 1975 Building Regulation 2006 Queensland Development Code QDC MP6.1 10, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
* an owner 14
MP6.1 adopted by QDC Jan 2009
Building Code of Australia All buildings AS 1851 : 2005 and 2012
Fire and Rescue Service Act 1990
Fire Services Regulations 1990
Queensland Building Services Authority Act 1991

 

Building Legislation Documents

Building Approval Document Development Permit
Occupational Approval Document Certificate of Classification
Annual Statement Document Annual Occupiers Statement
Enforcement Notices Show Cause Notice
Emergency Notice
Revocation Notice
Compliant and Summons
Building Regulations Glossary of Definitions
Essential Safety Measures Identification
Australian Standards
Definitions

 

Work Health and Safety Legislation

Acts Regulations Parameters New/Old Building Responsibility for Compliance Method of Compliance
Work Health and Safety Act 2011 All encompassing Refer Code Refer Code
Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 All encompassing Refer Code Refer Code

 

Work Health and Safety – Main Codes of Practice

Service Code of Practice
Emergency Planning AS 3745-2010 – Planning for emergencies in facilities
Fire Safety Maintenance Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR)
Working at Heights
Confined Spaces Safe Work Australia - Confined Spaces - Code of Practice - December 2011 Confined Spaces Audits
Storage & Racking Safe Work Australia - How to Manage Work Health and Safety Risks - Code of Practice - December 2011 Storage and Racking Audits
Asbestos Safe Work Australia - How to Manage and Control Asbestos in the Workplace - Code of Practice - December 2011 Asbestos Register Audits
Chemicals Storage Safe Work Australia - Managing Risks of Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace - Code of Practice - July 2012 Chemical Storage Audits
Cooling Systems Managing the Work Environment & Facilities and AS/NZS 3666 – Air handling and water systems of buildings
Cooling System Audits
Machinery Guarding Safe Work Australia - Managing the Risks of Plant in the Workplace - Code of Practice - July 2012 Machinery Guarding Audits