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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.


  • 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.

  • OHS Management Plans - WA (68KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet sets out the requirements for an Occupational Health & Safety Management Plan in Western Australia (WA). These plans are required to be prepared by the main contractor when 5 or more people are working on a construction site.

  • Safe Work Method Statements - WA (273KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheets explains the basic requirements for a safe work method statement for high risk construction work in Western Australia.

  • Safety requirements working in a roof space - WA

    A recent incident has highlighted the importance of complying with safety requirements when working in roof spaces per Occupational Safety and Health Regulations.

  • 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.