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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.


  • Exposure to smoke pollution from bushfires

    Builders will need to assess the risks to their worker’s health and safety from bushfire smoke and take reasonable steps to protect them.

  • Home renovations & Asbestos (279KB)

    This information sheet assist builders and home owners to recognise which building materials in an existing house may contain asbestos.

  • 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.

  • Silica dust hazards and solutions

    This information sheet provides details on how to safely protect yourself and other workers from exposure to silicosis

  • Using power tools on total fire ban days

    Significant penalties, including jail, prohibitions and fines, apply for not adhering to prescribed restrictions and prohibitions on the external use of power tools on total fire ban days. Here are details of a state-by-state ‘guide’ to assist members in understanding their state or territories requirements.