Victoria: OHS Act section 28

The amended Victorian OHS Act 2004 included a new duty for designers of buildings or structures (section 28) as follows:

A person who designs a building or structure or part of a building or structure who knows, or ought reasonably to know, that the building or structure or the part of the building or structure is to be used as a workplace must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that it is designed to be safe and without risks to the health of persons using it as a workplace for a purpose for which it was designed.