Australian Capital Territory2016-10-20T11:44:04+00:00

Australian Capital Territory

Building Legislation : Work Health and Safety Legislation

A building owner, occupier or owners agent for a building inherits obligations under Australian Capital Territory 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 appliance/ safety installations are complied with as required.

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

Building Legislation

Acts RegulationsDefinition Essential Safety MeasuresParameters New/Old BuildingResponsibility for ComplianceMethod of Compliance
Emergencies Act 2004BCA-E5, D1.101, Act 12.1All buildingsMaintenance: occupant
Upgrade: owner
Risk assessment
Emergencies Regulations 2004
Building Act 2004
Building (General) Regulations 2008
Building Code of AustraliaAll buildings

 

Building Legislation Documents

Building Approval DocumentBuilding Approvals Certificate
Occupational Approval DocumentTBA
Annual Statement DocumentAnnual Verification Certificate
Enforcement NoticesBuilding Infringement Notice
Essential ServicesInspections
Identification
Australian Standards
Definitions

 

Work Health and Safety Legislation

Acts RegulationsParameters New/Old BuildingResponsibility for ComplianceMethod of Compliance
Work Health and Safety Act 2011All encompassingRefer CodeRefer Code
Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011All encompassingRefer CodeRefer Code

 

Work Health and Safety – Main Codes of Practice

ServiceCode of Practice
Emergency PlanningAS 3745-2010 – Planning for emergencies in facilities
Working at HeightsManaging the Risk of Falls at Workplaces
Working at Heights Audits
Confined Spaces
Storage & RackingSafe Work Australia - How to Manage Work Health and Safety Risks - Code of Practice - December 2011 Storage and Racking Audits
AsbestosSafe Work Australia - How to Manage and Control Asbestos in the Workplace - Code of Practice - December 2011 Asbestos Register Audits
Chemicals StorageSafe Work Australia - Managing Risks of Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace - Code of Practice - July 2012 Chemical Storage Audits
Cooling SystemsManaging the Work Environment & Facilities and AS/NZS 3666 – Air handling and water systems of buildings
Cooling System Audits
Machinery GuardingSafe Work Australia - Managing Risks of Plant in the Workplace - Code of Practice - July 2012 Machinery Guarding Audits

 

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