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 (and links) 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
Regulations

Definition Essential Safety Measures

Parameters New/ Old Building

Responsibility for Compliance

Method of Compliance

Fire and Rescue Service Act 1990 Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008

AS 1851 Building Act 1975 Schedule 2

All applicable buildings

BFSR
* occupier

QDC/ BFSR
Occupier must ensure testing, maintain records, competent testers, annual certificate and secure records

Sustainable Planning Act 2009 Sustainable Planning Regulation 2009

Schedule 2

 

9, 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 Code

QDC MP6.1

 

10, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
* an owner 14

MP6.1 adopted by QDC Jan 2009

Building Code of Australia

Part I1 All buildings

 

AS 1851 : 2005 adopted by Building Regulation 2006

Fire and Rescue Service Act 1990

 

 

 

 

Fire Services Regulations 1990

 

 

 

 

Queensland Building Services Authority Act 1991

 

 

 

 

 

BUILDING LEGISLATION DOCUMENTS

Building Approval Document Development Permit
Occupational Approval Document Certificate of Classification
Annual Statement Document Annual Occupiers Statement
Enforcement Notices Show Cause Notice
Emergency Notice
Revocation Notice
Compliant and Summons
Building Regulations Glossary of Definitions
Essential Safety Measures Identification
Australian Standards
Definitions

 

WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY LEGISLATION

Acts
Regulations
Parameters New/ Old Building Responsibility for Compliance Method of Compliance

Work Health and Safety Act 2011

All encompassing

Refer Code

 

Refer Code

Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011

All encompassing

Refer Code

Refer Code

 

WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY - MAIN CODES OF PRACTICE

Service Code of Practice
Emergency Planning

AS 3745-2010 - Planning for emergencies in facilities

Fire Safety Maintenance

Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR)

Working at Heights
WPSA Services

Managing the Risk of Falls at Workplaces
Working at Heights Audits

Confined Spaces
WPSA Services

Confined Spaces Code of Practice
Confined Spaces Audits

Storage & Racking
WPSA Services

How to Manage WHS Risks
Storage and Racking Audits

Asbestos
WPSA Services

How to Manage and Control Asbestos in the Workplace
Asbestos Register Audits

Chemicals Storage
WPSA Services

Managing Risks of Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace
Chemical Storage Audits

Cooling Systems

WPSA Services

Managing the Work Environment & Facilities
and AS/NZS 3666 - Air handling and water systems of buildings
Cooling System Audits

Machinery Guarding
WPSA Services

Managing the Risk of Plant in the Workplace
Machinery Guarding Audits