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Information sheets

HIA information sheets cover a wide range of industry topics. Prepared by HIA information specialists, they are designed to help HIA members answer questions about a variety of complex areas. You can search by category. Members can also talk to HIA for additional help and support.


  • Face masks and respiratory protective equipment

    This information sheet provides a breakdown of the different types of masks available and information about correct fitting and training on their use.

  • Home renovations and asbestos

    This information sheet provides details on how to identify asbestos in the home and how to safely remove and dispose of it.

  • Leaving frames exposed to the weather

    Guidance on temporarily bracing of structure to ensure it remains unaffected in the event that you may need to pause the construction of a house for an extended period of time.

  • Managing Risks of Falling From Roofs - NAT (348KB)

    This information sheet provides advice on the hazards and control measures associated with work on existing roofs, including work on fragile roofs.

  • Returning to bushfire affected areas

    The bushfires across most states in recent months have caused immense damage to properties and lives. In coming days and weeks, affected state Governments are likely to produce information for all residents on how they would prefer people ‘return home’ and begin to deal with the damage to individual homes and business.

  • Safe use of nail guns

    Nail guns are widely used in construction, but they are dangerous tools and serious injuries occur regularly from nail guns that are incorrectly used or used carelessly.

  • Water ingress from extreme weather

    This information sheet provides guidance on processes to follow where building damage occurs as a result of an extreme weather event.

  • Working In Heat (302KB)

    This information sheet provides guidance on working in hot conditions and what the work health and safety requirements are