Compliance Code: Demolition - Victoria


You can use this code as a practical guide for how to meet your occupational health and safety duties or obligations in relation to undertaking demolition work. This code provides a guide to prevent injury and disease to people engaged in work at a demolition site.

This information is particularly relevant for you if you're an employer, self-employed person, principal contractor or someone who has management or control of a workplace that involves demolition work. It is also relevant for employees, people who install, erect or commission plant, and people who design buildings and structures. It uses examples and tools you can apply to your own situation.

It includes information on:

  • what demolition work is
  • who has duties associated with demolition work and what those duties are
  • how to plan work involving demolition
  • practical measures to control risks
  • a range of demolition methods
  • the demolition of special structures.

It is recommended that you follow this compliance code, however, it is not mandatory. You may choose to use an alternative way to achieve compliance with your legal requirements.

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.

Other resources

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Act(s) name

Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance

WorkSafe Victoria

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