AUST – HENDRY building surveyors advise that Safe Work Australia has issued a Code of Practice ‘Safe Design of Structures’. The Code states in part the Code provides practical guidance to persons conducting a business or undertaking who design structures (building works) that will be used, or could reasonably be expected to be used, as a workplace. This includes architects, building designers and engineers. This Code is also relevant for anyone making decisions that influence the design outcome, such as clients, developers and builders. This Code applies to the design of ‘structures’ defined under the WHS Act to mean anything that is constructed or altered, whether fixed or moveable, temporary or permanent, and includes:

  • Buildings, masts, towers, framework, pipelines, roads, bridges, rail infrastructure and underground works (shafts or tunnels)
  • Any component of a structure, and
  • Part of a structure’

For for information on the Safe Design of Structures, click here.