Demolition Work Code of Practice - South Australia


You may need to comply with this code if you conduct a business that involves demolition work or have a duty to manage the risks of demolition work.

Demolition work means work to demolish or dismantle a structure or part of a structure that is load-bearing or integral to its physical integrity.

Following this code of practice will assist you achieve compliance with your legal obligations under work health and safety laws. However, compliance with such obligations may be achieved by following another method, if it provides an equivalent or higher standard of work health and safety than that set out in this code.

Duties in relation to demolition work include:

  • managing health and safety risks associated with demolition work
  • managing hazards and implementing control measures (e.g. using explosives, electricity, fire prevention, noise and falls)
  • providing suitable and adequate information, training, and instruction to workers.

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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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SafeWork SA

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