The NCC specifies the minimum requirements for health and safety; amenity and accessibility, and sustainability in the design, construction, performance and liveability of new buildings (and new building work in existing buildings) throughout Australia.
The Federal Safety Commissioner (FSC) is currently educating companies accredited under the Work Health and Safety Accreditation Scheme (the Scheme) of their obligations in relation to the NCC. During the second half of 2021 the FSC will audit companies on the suitability of their system-based approach to the management of high-risk building materials as required by the NCC.
The NSW Government has published a handy guide to building product conformity on behalf of the Senior Officers' Group.
It provides guidance for those businesses and building professionals that must ensure the products and materials they procure and use in building and construction are ‘fit for purpose’ and conform and comply with Australian building laws and standards and any other local requirements.
The ABCB has published an non-mandatory handbook which provides guidance on how to apply the NCC evidence of suitability provisions. These provisions are found in Part A5 of the NCC. The handbook includes an evidence of suitability framework and a decision flow chart, to assist in the correct use of the evidence of suitability provisions.