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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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  • When do you need to use Australian Standards (173KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet explains how Australian Standards are referenced in building legislation and provides advice on how builders decide whether or not a particular standard needs to be referenced on your contract documents.

  • Which Business Records to Prepare for the ATO for Year End (174KB) This item/page is locked

    Outline of business records that the ATO requires all businesses to prepare.

  • Wire Balustrade Construction (109KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet has been prepared specifically to provide details on wire balustrades. More information on general requirements for balustrades is available in the information sheet titled “Balustrade Construction for Class 1 buildings”.

  • 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.

  • Working near Telstra underground cables (79KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet provides information about the minimum clearances required when working near underground phone cables.

  • vidence requirements - personal leave - NAT (217KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet provides a summary of personal / carer’s leave entitlements for employees as set out by the National Employment Standard and the employer’s right to seek evidence of the circumstances, such as medical certificates, to which the leave relates.