The ASI'S Steel Shed Group has developed a single checklist that addresses essential design issues associated with cold-formed steel portal frame buildings to promote design compliance with Australian design codes. The checklist was developed by one of the engineering practices which conduct design reviews for the ASI’s ShedSafe accreditation scheme, Glynn Tucker Consulting in Townsville. ShedSafe is an Australian-specific compliance scheme that links assurance through third party assessment with requisite product marking and point-of-sale acknowledgement. There are currently over 200 local shed businesses signed to the scheme. The new checklist draws from lessons learnt from independent ShedSafe design reviews and consultation with other engineers involved with cold-formed design. It is organised sequentially reflecting real life design process with design loadings considered, then structural analysis. Its scope covers all steel sections used in steel portal frames, purlins and battens, cladding and bracing. Whilst developed for cold formed portal frame sheds, the checklist is equally applicable to designs using hot-rolled sections or fabricated trusses. ASI National Shed Shed Group Manager who runs the ShedSafe program, Neil Creek said the checklist promotes a common approach and considers all essential load cases. To access the checklist, visit