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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.

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  • 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.

  • Security of Payment Laws in SA - Adjudication under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2009 (the "Act")

    Legal and Industrial Relations help for home builders, trade contractors and manufacturers and suppliers working in the home building industry.

  • Security of Workplaces - SA (93KB)

    This information sheet provides information on the new requirements under the Work Health & Safety Act 2012 for Security of Workplace which commenced operation in South Australia on 1 January 2014

  • Site facilities for residential building work - SA (89KB)

    This information sheet provides advice on the new requirements under the Work Health & Safety Act 2012, specifically Regulation 41 which outlines the requirements to provide and maintain adequate and accessible facilities.

  • 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.

  • 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 at heights - SA (91KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet provides details on the new requirements relating to Working at Heights that have been introduced under the Work Health & Safety Act 2012 which commenced on 1 January 2014 in South Australia.

  • Working at heights and roof construction - SA (277KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet has been prepared to accompany the general information provided in HIA’s information sheet “Working at Heights” and sets out more detailed information about the construction of roof framing and meeting the relevant obligations for safe work under the Work Health & Safety Act 2012 that commenced on 1 January 2014.