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Western Australia

Building Legislation : Occupational Health and Safety Legislation

A building owner, occupier or owners agent for a building inherits obligations under the Western Australian Building Legislation, Building Code of Australia and Occupational Health and Safety legislation to ensure building works, alterations, occupation of a building and the inspection, testing and maintenance of nominated essential safety measures 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 measures documents and occupational health and safety.

Building Legislation

Acts RegulationsDefinition Essential Safety MeasuresParameters New/Old BuildingResponsibility for ComplianceMethod of Compliance
Building Act 2011Part 7 –
Existing Building
Building Regulations 2012
Building Code
of Australia
All building


Building Legislation Documents

Building Permit ProcessBuilding Permit Flowchart
Building Approval DocumentBuilding Permit
Application For Building Permit – Certified
Application For Building Permit – Uncertified
Certificate of Design Compliance
Application For Demolition Permit
Demolition Permit
Notice and Request for Consent to Work Affecting Other Land
Application For Demolition Permit
Building Approval Certificate – Strata
Application For Building Approval Certificate – Strata
Notice of Completion
Notice of Cessation
Occupational Approval DocumentOccupancy Permit
Application For Occupancy Permit
Certificate of Construction Compliance
Certificate of Building Compliance
Building Approval Certificate
Application For Building Approval Certificate
Application for Building Approval Certificate (Strata)
Occupancy Permit – Strata
Application For Occupancy Permit – Strata
Occupancy Permit ProcessOccupancy Permit Flowchart


Occupational Health and Safety Legislation

Acts RegulationsParameters New/Old BuildingResponsibility for ComplianceMethod of Compliance
Occupational Health and Safety Act 1984All encompassingEmployer/ Self-Employed person/ Body Corporate/ Person that has control of a workplace

Workplace and Access & Egress

Regular risk assessment

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 1996All encompassingEmployer/ Main Contractor/ Self-Employed Person, a Person having control of the workplace, Person having control of accessRegular risk assessment
Health (Public Buildings) Regulations 1992All encompassingOwner and/or OccupierSix monthly and twelve monthly Emergency Lighting/Exit Signs inspection and maintenance to AS2293.2
Fire Brigades Act 1942All encompassingOccupier or presumed occupierRegular risk assessment
Strata Titles Act


Occupational Health and Safety – Main Codes of Practice

ServiceCode of Practice
Emergency PlanningAS 3745-2010 – Planning for emergencies in facilities
Working at Heights
Confined SpacesConfined Spaces
Confined Spaces Audits
Storage & RackingPallet Racking
Storage and Racking Audits
AsbestosManagement and Control of Asbestos in Workplaces - Cost of Practice - April 2005 Asbestos Register Audits
Chemicals StorageHazardous Substances
Chemical Storage Audits
Cooling SystemsCooling Systems
Cooling System Audits
Machinery GuardingSafeguarding of Machinery and Plant - Code of Practice - 2009 Machinery Guarding Audits