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Queensland

Building Legislation: Work Health and Safety Legislation

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

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

Building Legislation

Acts RegulationsDefinition Essential Safety MeasuresParameters New/Old BuildingResponsibility for ComplianceMethod of Compliance
Fire and Rescue Service Act 1990 Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008AS 1851 Building Act 1975 Schedule 2All applicable buildingsBFSR
* occupier
QDC/BFSR
Occupier must ensure testing, maintain records, competent testers, annual certificate and secure records
Sustainable Planning Act 2009 Sustainable Planning Regulation 2009Schedule 29, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15,1 6
* a person
Lodge occupiers statement with commissioner of the fire authority
Building Act 1975 Building Regulation 2006 Queensland Development CodeQDC MP6.110, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
* an owner 14
MP6.1 adopted by QDC Jan 2009
Building Code of AustraliaAll buildingsAS 1851 : 2005 and 2012
Fire and Rescue Service Act 1990
Fire Services Regulations 1990
Queensland Building Services Authority Act 1991

 

Building Legislation Documents

Building Approval DocumentDevelopment Permit
Occupational Approval DocumentCertificate of Classification
Annual Statement DocumentAnnual Occupiers Statement
Enforcement NoticesShow Cause Notice
Emergency Notice
Revocation Notice
Compliant and Summons
Building RegulationsGlossary of Definitions
Essential Safety MeasuresIdentification
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 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
Fire Safety MaintenanceBuilding Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR)
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 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 the Risks of Plant in the Workplace - Code of Practice - July 2012 Machinery Guarding Audits