Tasmania

Building Legislation : Work Health and Safety Legislation

A building owner, occupier or owners agent for a building inherits obligations underTasmanian 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 and Health Features or Measures are complied with as required.

The following table provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the Tasmanian Building Legislation building control process and essential safety provisions documents.

Building Legislation

Acts Regulations Definition Essential Safety Measures Parameters New/Old Building Responsibility for Compliance Method of Compliance
Local Government Act (Bldg and Misc. Provisions) 1993 Reg. 43 All buildings Occupier Reg. 45 Owner Reg. 45 Prominently display Annual Maintenance Statement in building ( Form 56)
Building Act 2000
Building Regulations 2004 Reg. 3
Building Code of Australia Part I1 All buildings
Fire Services Act 1979
General Fire Regulations 2010

 

Building Legislation Documents

Building Approval Document Building Permit
Occupational Approval Document Occupancy Permit
Certificate of Final Inspection
Annual Statement Document Annual Maintenance Statement
Enforcement Notices Building Infringement Notice
Essential Safety and Health Features & Measures 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
Local Government Act 1993

 

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 - 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