Demolition Work Code of Practice - Australian Capital Territory


You may need to comply with this code if you intend to carry out work involving the demolition of a structure. Demolition works involves demolishing or dismantling a structure or part of a structure that is load-bearing or otherwise related to the physical integrity of the structure. A structure is anything that is constructed, whether fixed or moveable, temporary or permanent, and includes buildings, sheds, towers, chimney stacks, silos or storage tanks.

The code includes specific obligations to manage the risks associated with demolition work and to meet your occupational health and safety obligations. This Code applies to all types of demolition work and should be read in conjunction with other Codes of Practice relating to hazards and control measures relevant to the construction industry.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

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Task Business Structure Resources Important
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Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety Act 2011 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Access Canberra

WorkSafe ACT

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