Regulation Contacts

Relevant Authorities should be contacted in your State in regard to legislation that may affect your business.

National health and safety sites

National workers' compensation sites

Other sites 

Contacts by Phone:

NATIONAL

  • Australian Building Codes Board 1300 134 631 | www.abcb.gov.au
  • Australian Standards 1300 654 646
  • National O.H. & S. Committee (02) 6279 1000

NEW SOUTH WALES

  • Workcover 13 10 50

NORTHERN TERRITORY

  • Worksafe (08) 8999 5010

QUEENSLAND

  • Workcover 1300 362 128
  • Workplace H&S & Electricity Safety Office 1300 369 915

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

  • Workcover 13 18 55

TASMANIA

  • Workcover 1300 366 322

VICTORIA

  • Workcover (03) 9641 1444
  • Hazchem MFB - Dangerous Goods Dept (Melbourne Metro) (03) 9420 3935
  • VIC Roads - Transport Safety Service. (03) 9881 8869

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

  • Main Roads - Heavy Vehicle Dept. (08) 9323 4111
  • Workcover (08) 9324 6666
  • Worksafe Safetyline (08) 9327 8777

 

International health and safety sites

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Safety Sign legible viewing distance guide
Signs should be large enough to view without straining the eyes when communicating safety messages to employees and/or visitors. Therefore, choosing the size of a sign is more than fitting it to the space you have available. In order to comply with AS 1319, you must consider the environment, lighting and viewing distance – these factors will determine the size of sign required to suit your application. The recommended minimum sizes as per AS 1319 are as follow. For a pictogram and worded sign in a factory or work environment, where lighting is good and the sign will be mounted in a reasonably prominent position: