Stability of buildings during construction

How to reduce or eliminate the serious workplace health and safety risks of buildings collapsing while under construction.


What it contains

People can be seriously injured or killed if a building collapses while under construction. This guidance note outlines WorkSafe Victoria's expectations of employers to make sure that buildings under construction are stable. It explains how to:

  • ensure a competent person checks the proposed design and construction
  • document and review stability and bracing requirements
  • regularly check bracing on the building
  • make sure temporary bracing is correctly installed