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GN014 Resolving payment disputes in building and construction contracts - Information for residential home owners

Every day in Tasmania, contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers and consultants enter into contracts for building and construction work with residential home owners. Sometimes, disputes arise when payment for work that has been done is not paid on time or in full. The new... Read more


Safe design of buildings and structures - Code of Practice

The code provides guidance on meeting the requirements in the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 and Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 relating to the design of buildings and structures for use at mining operations. Anyone involved in the design... Read more


Safe design of buildings and structures- Code of practice

The code provides guidance on meeting the requirements in the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 and Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 relating to the design of buildings and structures for use at mining operations. Anyone involved in the design... Read more


ACT Building and Construction Industry Safety Handbook

This Safety Handbook is to provide members of the building and construction industry with a common set of basic safety requirements applicable to sites, regardless of size. ... Read more


GN015 Resolving payment disputes in building and construction contracts - Building and construction industry respondents

The new Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2009 aims to help resolve these disputes quickly, which helps everyone to continue to work together. It will help contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and consultants receive or recover payments for the... Read more


Mono-Strand Post-Tensioning of Concrete Buildings

From 1 September 2008, the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment (Application to Mining Workplaces and Coal Workplaces) Regulation 2008 was put into place. This amendment regulation extended the application of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001 to include the... Read more


AS 2397-1993 Safe Use of Lasers in the Building and Construction Industry

Regulation 6.31 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 (WA) states: An employer must ensure that —              (a)         a laser or laser product is not operated unless it has been classified and labeled in accordance with AS 2211;            ... Read more


GN016 Resolving payment disputes in building and construction contracts - Information for claimants

The new Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2009 aims to help resolve these disputes quickly, which helps everyone to continue to work together. It will help contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and consultants receive or recover payments for the... Read more


National Code of Practice for Precast Tilt-Up and Concrete Elements in Building Construction

The National Code provides practical guidance for employers and employees on ways to effectively manage the risks associated with using tilt-up and precast concrete elements in building construction. This National Code draws together best practice from Australian, state and territory OHS... Read more


Struck On Head By Build-Up of Rust

What A contract maintenance crew were re-sheeting the inside of the tank. On relocation of the mobile scaffolding within the leach tank a piece of rust fell 10 metres hitting an apprentice. A cut to the left side of his head,... Read more


Penetration into concealed services-buildings and structures

What An electrical contractor drilled through the outside of the mounting panel of a Motor Control Cubicle (MCC) for the blower fans on a dragline. The drill bit came into contact with a live 415V cable. The resulting flash caused some... Read more


Cast iron columns in buildings: the dangers of collapses from powered vehicle collisions

Hollow cast iron columns are notoriously brittle and the majority are prone to failure with the slightest impact from a powered vehicle, eg a fork-lift truck (FLT). Numerous examples of roof collapse have been recorded where a rider-operated FLT has... Read more


MSB No. 043 Structural safety of buildings and plant

In June 1998 a rejects bin and steel support structure at a treatment plant collapsed when loaded to 80% of design capacity during commissioning operations. No injuries were sustained, however this collapse had the potential to kill several people had... Read more


Penetration into concealed services-buildings and structures

An electrical contractor drilled through the outside of the mounting panel of a Motor Control Cubicle (MCC) for the blower fans on a dragline. The drill bit came into contact with a live 415V cable. The resulting flash caused some... Read more


Struck On Head By Build-Up Of Rust

A contract maintenance crew was carrying out repairs to a leach tank in a gold processing plant and were re-sheeting the inside of the tank. An apprentice boilermaker was relocating the mobile scaffolding within the leach tank when a piece... Read more


Guide to the Control of Asbestos Hazards in Buildings and Structures

This Guide was endorsed by the tripartite National Occupational Health and Safety Commission provides the methods, procedures and work practices recommended for the identification, evaluation and control of hazards from in situ asbestos in the working environment. ... Read more


SCREENING PLANT FIRE

A major fire occurred in the Screen Plant building of a surface crushing and screening plant at a large metalliferous mine. Breakdown maintenance was being carried out on one of the primary screens in the Primary Screen Building by mine tradesmen,... Read more


Injury To Driller From Flying Materials From Drill Hole

What While drilling a 300mm diameter hole using a hammer drill, the drill hole pressurized with compressed air. This pressure build up caused failure of a T-piece fitted at the collar, resulting in a sudden release of high velocity air and... Read more


Managing the work environment and facilities: Code of practice

This Code applies to all types of work and all workplaces covered by the WHS Act, including workplaces that are mobile, temporary and remote.... Read more



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