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South Australia

Building Legislation : Work Health and Safety Legislation

A building owner, occupier or owners agent for a building inherits obligations under South Australian 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 essential safety provisions are complied with as required.

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

Building Legislation

Acts RegulationsDefinition Essential Safety MeasuresParameters New/Old BuildingResponsibility for ComplianceMethod of Compliance
Development Act 1993Division 4 – Safety, Health and Amenity Part 76 Essential Safety Provisions Clause 76(4f) refers to Ministers specification SA76 January 2000 Schedule of essential safety measures provisions.Applicable buildings post 1995The OwnerProvide council with a certificate of compliance after installation.
Development Regulations 2008Part 59Applicable buildings pre 1995Provide Certificate of Compliance with maintenance procedures for essential safety provisions to council of maintenance for previous 12 months for essential safety provisions. This is to be done as soon as practical at end of calendar year.
Building Code of AustraliaAll buildings

 

Building Legislation Documents

Building Approval DocumentBuilding Rules Certification
Occupational Approval DocumentCertificate of Occupancy
Annual Statement DocumentAnnual Certificate of Compliance
Enforcement NoticesLetter of Notice
Document
Development Act 1993Glossary of Definitions
Essential Safety ProvisionsInspections
Identification
Australian Standards
Definitions

 

Work Health and Safety Legislation

Acts RegulationsParameters New/Old BuildingResponsibility for ComplianceMethod of Compliance
Work Health and Safety Act 2012All encompassingRefer CodeRefer Code
Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012All 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 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 - December 2011 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 - December 2011 Machinery Guarding Audits