Standard Timber Finished Sizes and Profiles
The principle objective of this document is to describe to the building industry, specifiers, renovators and end-users standard timber sizes and moulding profiles that are commonly available. The document can be used by producers, suppliers and importers to encourage uniformity in supply to the industry.
Timber in Bushfire Prone Areas
More emphasis is put on creating a safe built environment in bushfire-prone areas than ever before. The Black Saturday triggered a revamp of the Bushfire Standard (AS 3959) to safe-guard Australians and their homes from similar catastrophes in the future. The NSW Rural Fire Service released several additional guidelines to AS 3959 meaning that in NSW building regulations vary from the requirements in the Acceptable Construction Manual within the Building Code of Australia (BCA). This led to wide-spread confusion in the industry to which standards or guidelines one has to follow to comply with the BCA. The attached document combines the regulations relevant in NSW and provides the user with easy-to-read directions and which materials can be utilised in which applications dependent on the Bushfire Attack Level (BAL).
Australian Workers’ Compensation Statistics 2015-16 Report
Safe Work Australia’s Australian Workers’ Compensation Statistics 2015-16 reports has this week been released. It provides detailed statistics on workers’ compensations claims lodged in Australia.