As building surveyors, we place a great importance on being up to date on current legislation and conversations relating to the industry. This allows us to provide the best service to our clients and be as knowledgeable as possible on issues in the industry.

The Department of Health has recently released a discussion paper on managing public health risks in public buildings in WA.

They are reviewing the Health (Public Buildings) Regulations 1992 to determine whether the public health risks associated with the operation of public buildings should continue to be regulated under the Public Health Act or whether an alternative body should govern this.

This is an important discussion, as public buildings are foundation of community participation. Considering the safety of occupants within a public building is paramount when a building surveyor is assessing, and making a determination, on a building.

This discussion is an opportunity for the community to decide how to ensure public buildings in WA are managed in the safest and healthiest way possible.

We encouraged our building surveyors, draftees, engineers and energy assessors to take part in the online survey and we encourage you to do the same. Click the following link for the survey https://consultation.health.wa.gov.au/environmental-health-directorate/public-buildings-regulation-review/consultation/

If you would like to know more about how this may affect your next commercial project, please contact one of our Building Surveyors on 6114 9356 or send an email to admin@greenstartconsulting.com.au
The below link is the discussion paper, which outlines the conversation surrounding which body should regulate and manage public buildings.

https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/~/media/Files/Corporate/general%20documents/Public%20Health%20Act/Regulation%20review%20projects/Public-Buildings-Discussion-Paper.pdf

Due to constantly evolving legislation the information provided within this blog may no longer be valid. The advice given on this site is general in nature and does not take into account your specific circumstances. Please email one of our building surveyors to check what is right for you.

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