OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 30 Demolition


  • Section 417 requires that employers remove from structures to be demolished all chemical and biological substances that could be hazardous to workers during demolition.
  • Section 418 requires employers ensure that a competent person develops a demolition procedure for the use of explosives during demolition activities. (Section 8 of the OHS Regulation requires that the procedure be in writing and available to workers.)
  • Section 420 requires employers to enclose particularly steep materials chutes. Chutes installed at an angle steeper than 45 degrees from the horizontal must be totally enclosed to prevent debris from falling or flying out of the chute.