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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.


  • Concrete En-Counter (91KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet provides information on using concrete as a kitchen counter or benchtop.

  • Contracting with Companies (187KB) This item/page is locked

    When contracting with a company , you should consider implementing some protective steps to mitigate the risks which are presented, as outlined in the following information sheet.

  • Corrosion protection for sheet metal roofing (82KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet explains the BCA requirements for coating of steel roofing to protect it from corrosion where it is exposure to salt water environments.

  • Dealing with efflorescence in masonry (49KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet explains what efflorescence (white salt deposits) within concrete or cement mortar is and how to go about avoiding or treating this should it occur.

  • Design of box gutters for domestic installations (NAT) (85KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet explains the options in the BCA for the design of box gutters using the either the ACP or the Australian Standard 3500.

  • Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying Policy (123KB) This item/page is locked

    An employer is entitled to give reasonable directions to their employees. Policy documents can provide those reasonable directions and are an important part of any workplace. They instruct employees on how to carry themselves in the workplace and the standards of behaviour that are expected of them.

  • Doors in sanitary compartments (77KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet explains changes to the BCA in 2009 that help clarify how to measure the distance from the door to the edge of a toilet.

  • Drug and Alcohol Policies (133KB) This item/page is locked

    Employers have a duty and obligation to provide a workplace that is safe and without risks to health. Employers can address their safety concerns to minimise the risks in the workplace and potential claims resulting from employees impaired by drugs or alcohol by developing clear occupational health and safety policies.

  • Dust in Cabinetry Hardware (45KB)

    This information sheet provides advice on installing cabinetry of any type to ensure that dust created during fitting is prevented from causing problems with the fixtures.

  • Electrical earthing requirements (253KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet has been developed to provide information to HIA members on the electrical earthing requirements in AS/NZS 3000