Compliance code: Facilities in construction

This compliance code provides practical guidance on how to comply with your obligations under Victoria's occupational health and safety legislation to provide workplace facilities at construction sites.


What it contains

If your work involves construction sites, there are specific duties and obligations you need to comply with under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS Act) 2004 and Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (OHS Regulations) 2017. This compliance code gives you practical guidance on how to comply with those duties and obligations.

This information is particularly relevant if you are an employer or someone with management or control of a workplace construction site. It uses examples and tools you can apply to your own situation.

It includes information on:

  • what workplace facilities are
  • who has duties associated with workplace facilities
  • what the duties are for employers and people with management or control of a workplace
  • what facilities need to be provided
  • types of facilities

It is recommended that you follow the compliance code. If you comply with a code, you are deemed to comply with the Act or Regulation duty covered by the code. However, codes are not mandatory and duty holders may choose to use some other way to achieve compliance.

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