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Safe design of structures

NT WorkSafe

Version:  2020.  (Current)
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Publication date
3 November 2022
Pages
38
Current status
Current
Description

This Code provides practical guidance to persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) who design structures that will be used, or could reasonably be expected to be used, as a workplace. This includes architects, building designers and engineers.

This Code is also relevant for anyone making decisions that influence the design outcome, such as clients, developers and builders.

This Code applies to the design of 'structures' defined under the WHS Act to mean anything that is constructed, whether fixed or moveable, temporary or permanent, and includes:

- buildings, masts, towers, framework, pipelines, roads, bridges, rail infrastructure and underground works (shafts or tunnels)
- any component of a structure, and
- part of a structure.

Scope

Contents:

1: Introduction
2: Key Elements Of Safe Design
3: Integrating Design And Risk Management
4: Design Considerations
Appendix A: Glossary
Appendix B: Roles And Responsibilities
Appendix C: Safety In Design Checklist
Appendix D: Case Studies
Amendments

Collections
Volumes
1
Attribution
Northern Territory Government
Licence
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International licence
NT
Sector
Residential
Civil
Commercial
Industrial
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