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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.


  • Scaffolding Requirements - NSW (348KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet is aimed at reminding builders and contractors in the housing industry of the requirements for scaffolding and where you can go for further assistance.

  • 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.

  • WHS Codes of Practice and Guidance Material - NSW (157KB)

    A Code of Practice and guidance material should always be followed unless there is an alternative course of action that achieves the same or a better standard of health, safety and welfare in the workplace.

  • 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.