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Managing your safety

Managing workplace health and safety is an important part of running a business. Business' have an obligation to both employees and others working on site.

Managing your safety

Managing workplace health and safety is an important part of running a business. Business' have an obligation to both employees and others working on site.

Managing workplace health and safety is an important part of running any business today. Businesses involved in residential building work have responsibilities across a broad range of activities and have obligations to both employees of the business and others working on the site.

Dealing with asbestos

There's no excuse for not understanding the rules and correct ways to safely remove and dispose of asbestos from residential work sites and homes. Make sure you know the latest safety rules and regulations for handling and removing asbestos.

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Falls from heights

Falls are a major cause of death and serious injury on worksites which can be prevented with robust safety guidelines and control measures. Find out how you can do more to keep your employees safe when working from heights.

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Safety rules

There's no compromise when it comes to ensuring safety on your worksite. Keep up to date with changing regulations for Work, Health and Safety (WHS) with practical advice from our specialist safety team.

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Working with silica

Prolonged exposure to respirable dust that contains crystalline silica can cause irreversible lung disease. Understand the risks and how to safely protect yourself and workers from exposure to hazardous levels of dust.

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Contracts Online 


The industry’s go-to digital platform. 

No matter the size of the job, a watertight building contract is critical to protect your business, and the current climate presents a great opportunity to go digital with your contracts.

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HIA Tradepass


HIA TRADEPASS takes the hassle out of collecting and verifying contractor business information and registrations. Developed by HIA specifically to suit the needs of residential builders.

  • Save time and money – get on site quicker
  • Less time on paperwork and more time building

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