South Australia

Building Legislation : Work Health and Safety Legislation

A building owner, occupier or owners agent for a building inherits obligations under South Australian 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 essential safety provisions are complied with as required.

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

Building Legislation

Acts Regulations Definition Essential Safety Measures Parameters New/Old Building Responsibility for Compliance Method of Compliance
Development Act 1993 Division 4 – Safety, Health and Amenity Part 76 Essential Safety Provisions Clause 76(4f) refers to Ministers specification SA76 January 2000 Schedule of essential safety measures provisions. Applicable buildings post 1995 The Owner Provide council with a certificate of compliance after installation.
Development Regulations 2008 Part 59 Applicable buildings pre 1995 Provide Certificate of Compliance with maintenance procedures for essential safety provisions to council of maintenance for previous 12 months for essential safety provisions. This is to be done as soon as practical at end of calendar year.
Building Code of Australia All buildings

 

Building Legislation Documents

Building Approval Document Building Rules Certification
Occupational Approval Document Certificate of Occupancy
Annual Statement Document Annual Certificate of Compliance
Enforcement Notices Letter of Notice
Document
Development Act 1993 Glossary of Definitions
Essential Safety Provisions Inspections
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 2012 All encompassing Refer Code Refer Code
Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 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
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 - December 2011 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 - December 2011 Machinery Guarding Audits