Work Health and Safety (Safe Design of Structures Code of Practice) Approval 2012 - Australian Capital Territory


You may be required to comply with this code if you intend to design structures that will be used, or may be used, at a workplace. This includes architects, building designers and engineers.

You will also be required to comply with this code if you are involved in making decisions that influence the design outcome, such as developers and builders.

For the purpose of complying with this code a structure includes:

  • Buildings, masts and towers;
  • Framework and pipelines;
  • Roads, bridges and rail infrastructure;
  • Underground works:
  • Any component of a structure; and
  • Part of a structure.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Access Canberra

WorkSafe ACT

Contact details

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General Enquiries

Phone: 02 62073000
Fax: 02 62050336