Stability of buildings during construction

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

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Published: 01 May 2007
 
File type: PDF
 
File size: 145.45 kB
 
Length: 3 pages
 
Reading level: Medium

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