History shows that serious incidents and deaths have occurred for a variety of reasons at all types of buildings and even in open spaces. Nearly all could have been prevented if basic precautions had been taken.
Building legislation provides minimum construction standards but how buildings are used is a critical factor for public safety. In Western Australia the principal legislation is the Health Act Part VI (External link)and the Health (Public Buildings) Regulations 1992 (External link).
Information is available in the below fact sheets to manage and eliminate risks associated with public buildings and mass gatherings.
For further information contact the Environmental Health Directorate on (08) 9388 4999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .