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Tasmania

Building Legislation : Work Health and Safety Legislation

A building owner, occupier or owners agent for a building inherits obligations underTasmanian 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 and Health Features or Measures are complied with as required.

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

Building Legislation

Acts RegulationsDefinition Essential Safety MeasuresParameters New/Old BuildingResponsibility for ComplianceMethod of Compliance
Local Government Act (Bldg and Misc. Provisions) 1993Reg. 43All buildingsOccupier Reg. 45 Owner Reg. 45Prominently display Annual Maintenance Statement in building ( Form 56)
Building Act 2000
Building Regulations 2004Reg. 3
Building Code of AustraliaPart I1All buildings
Fire Services Act 1979
General Fire Regulations 2010

 

Building Legislation Documents

Building Approval DocumentBuilding Permit
Occupational Approval DocumentOccupancy Permit
Certificate of Final Inspection
Annual Statement DocumentAnnual Maintenance Statement
Enforcement NoticesBuilding Infringement Notice
Essential Safety and Health Features & MeasuresInspections
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
Local Government Act 1993

 

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 - 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

 

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