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Construction / Painting / Joinery Trades: Legislation, Standards and Guides

A selection of excellent Construction Trades resources to help you with your studies.

Building legislation and codes

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New Zealand Building Code

This is the latest edition of the New Zealand Building Code published in 2014. This is has been published in accordance with the Building Act 2004. All building work in New Zealand must comply with the Building Code, even if it doesn’t require a building consent. This ensures buildings are safe, healthy and durable for everyone who may use them.

Health and Safety

Other WorkSafe Construction Health and Safety Guides:

Toolbox talk: 

Wood dust and your health (These can be delivered as part of a team meeting or training session) 

Common Standards

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Access New Zealand Standards Online Library to find the Standards below:  

How do I find a New Zealand Standard?