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    The demolition of structures

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  13-09-2001

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Sets out guidance on a range of controlled demolition methods for use by planners, owners, engineers, contractors and other interested parties for the planning and execution of demolition of structures.

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    This Standard sets out requirements and provides guidance to planners, owners, engineers, contractors and interested parties on the planning and procedures for the demolition of a structure.The Standard also provides advice and guidance on a range of controlled demolition methods so that the risk—(a) to the health and safety of the public and site personnel and occupiers of an adjoining property;(b) of damage to the immediate environment; and(c) of damage to adjoining premises will be minimized.This Standard applies to the demolition of buildings and structures. Compliance with the conditions herein does not necessarily mean compliance with all of the parties’ obligations.NOTE: Some States/Territories require demolition contractors to be licensed.

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    Committee BD-059
    Document Type Standard
    Product Note Pending Revision indicates that as a result of the Aged Standards review process, the document needs updating. If no project proposal, meeting the quality criteria, is received within the 12 month timeframe, the document shall be withdrawn.
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Current
    Supersedes

    History - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    First published as AS 2601-1983.Second edition 1991.Third edition 2001. Originated as AS 2601-1983. Previous edition AS 2601-1991. Third edition 2001.

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    AS/NZS 2865:2001 Safe working in a confined space
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    AS 2550.4-1994 Cranes - Safe use - Tower cranes
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    AS 1418.5-2002 Cranes, hoists and winches - Mobile cranes
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    AS 1319-1994 Safety signs for the occupational environment (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 1336-1982 Recommended practices for eye protection in the industrial environment
    AS/NZS 1336:1997 Recommended practices for occupational eye protection
    AS/NZS 1576.6:2000 Scaffolding Metal tube-and-coupler scaffolding - Deemed to comply with AS/NZS 1576.3
    AS 2187.2-1993 Explosives - Storage, transport and use - Use of explosives
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    AS/NZS 2161.3:2005 Occupational protective gloves Protection against mechanical risks
    AS 1418.5-1995 Cranes (including hoists and winches) - Mobile and vehicle-loading cranes
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    AS/NZS 1170.2:2002 Structural design actions Wind actions
    AS/NZS 1576.1:1995 Scaffolding General requirements
    AS 2430.1-1987 Classification of hazardous areas - Explosive gas atmospheres
    AS 1940-1993 The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids
    AS/NZS 1715:1994 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective devices
    AS 3569-1989 Steel wire ropes
    AS/NZS 2430.3.8:2004 Classification of hazardous areas Examples of area classification - Surface coatings and adhesives
    AS/NZS 2430.3.1:2004 Classification of hazardous areas - Examples of area classification - General
    AS/NZS 1716:1994 Respiratory protective devices
    AS 2550.4-2004 Cranes, hoists and winches - Safe use Tower cranes
    AS/NZS 2161.2:2005 Occupational protective gloves General requirements
    AS/NZS 2430.3.3:1997 Classification of hazardous areas - Examples of area classification - Flammable liquids
    AS/NZS 2430.3.4:1997 Classification of hazardous areas - Examples of area classification - Flammable gases
    AS/NZS 2210.2:2000 Occupational protective footwear Requirements and test methods
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    AS/NZS 1576.3:1995 Scaffolding Prefabricated and tube-and-coupler scaffolding
    AS/NZS 3012:1995 Electrical installations - Construction and demolition sites
    AS/NZS 2161.3:1998 Occupational protective gloves Protection against mechanical risks
    AS/NZS 2210.2:1994 Occupational protective footwear Specification
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    AS/NZS 2430.3.2:2004 Classification of hazardous areas - Examples of area classification - Vehicle workshops, vehicle parking, fuel dispensing stations and aircraft hangars
    AS/NZS 2550.9:1996 Cranes - Safe use Vehicle hoists
    AS/NZS 2430.3.8:1997 Classification of hazardous areas - Examples of area classification - Surface coatings and adhesives
    AS 1418.1-1994 Cranes (including hoists and winches) - General requirements
    AS 1337-1984 Eye protectors for industrial applications
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    AS/NZS 2430.3.5:1997 Classification of hazardous areas - Examples of area classification - Refineries and major processing plants
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    AS 2321-2006 Short-link chain for lifting purposes
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    AS/NZS 2430.3.5:2004 Classification of hazardous areas Examples of area classification - Refineries and major processing plants
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