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Precast, Tilt-Up and Concrete Elements in Building Construction

South Australia has new work health and safety laws. While this information remains relevant, the references to legislation may not be current.

Regulation 739 of the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA) provides a transitional arrangement for this code to continue to operate in South Australia until a new national code is developed.

In October 2008, South Australia adopted the National Code of Practice for Precast, Tilt-Up and Concrete Elements in Building Construction as an Approved Code of Practice.

The Code is relevant to anyone in construction work, especially if you:

  • have control of construction projects (e.g. principal contractors, project managers, main contractors, builders, employers, self employed persons)
  • have control of construction work (e.g. employers, self-employed persons, principal contractors, main contractors, sub-contractors)
  • carry out construction work (e.g. employees, contractors, labour-hire workers)
  • are a client
  • are a designer

The Code provides practical guidance on ways to eliminate hazards and/or minimise risks in the safe handling of concrete elements in building construction.

The Code outlines industry-wide guidelines for establishing and maintaining a safe working environment whenever concrete elements are used in construction work, in order to meet the National Standard for Construction Work.

The Code covers the following aspects of building construction work:

  • safe design
  • handling, storage, transportation
  • on-site prefabrication
  • erection
  • demolition.


National Code of Practice
National COP for Precast, Tilt-Up and Concrete Elements in Building Construction
Updated September 2009