Designing safer buildings and structures

How building and structure designers can design safer buildings and structures.


What it contains

This guide explains the occupational health and safety (OHS) duties of building and structure designers. You can use this guide to plan how to reduce or eliminate workplace health and safety risks and hazards when designing buildings. It explains:

  • how section 28 of the OHS Act applies to building and structure designers
  • the duties of designers
  • the responsibilities of clients who will be the employer of the workplace or owner of the building
  • the OHS duties of employees, designers, manufacturers, suppliers and people installing, building and commissioning equipment at the workplace
  • what’s covered in section 28 of the Building Code of Australia

At the end of the guide, you’ll find more information about sections of the OHS Act that apply to building and structure designers.