Northern Territory2016-10-20T11:44:04+00:00

Northern Territory

Building Legislation : Work Health and Safety Legislation

A building owner, occupier or owners agent for a building inherits obligations under Northern 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 safety installations are complied with as required.

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

Building Legislation

Acts RegulationsDefinition Essential Safety MeasuresParameters New/Old BuildingResponsibility for ComplianceMethod of Compliance
Building Act 2011BCA-E5.2All buildingsRegulation 11 Occupier and Owner for emergency planningEmergency Plan documents to AS 3745
Building Regulations 2010Occupier/ ManagementTraining Register
Building Code of AustraliaPart I1All buildings
Fire and Emergency Act 2010Clause 4 w.r.t. BCARegularly Inspect BuildingsRegular risk assessment
Fire and Emergency Regulations 2010

 

Building Legislation Documents

Building Approval DocumentBuilding Permit
Occupational Approval DocumentOccupancy Permit
Annual Statement DocumentNone currently exist
Enforcement NoticeBuilding Notice
Building Order
Fire Safety MeasuresInspections
Identification
Australian Standards
Definitions

 

Work Health and Safety Legislation

Acts RegulationsParameters New/Old BuildingResponsibility for ComplianceMethod of Compliance
Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Implementation Act 2011All encompassingRefer CodeRefer Code
Work Health and Safety Regulations 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 Heights
Confined SpacesSafe Work Australia - Confined Spaces - Code of Practice - December 2011 Confined Spaces Audits
Storage & RackingSafe Work Australia - How to Manage Work Health 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 the Risks of Plant in the Workplace - Code of Practice - July 2012 Machinery Guarding Audits