On 14th August 2020 Standards Australia published an amendment to AS/NZS 5131:2016 Structural steelwork – Fabrication and erection. Following this, on 21st August 2020 Standards Australia published a revision to AS 4100 Steel structures.
AS 4100 and AS/NZS 5131 work together to ensure risk-minimised fit-for-purpose design and construction outcomes for steel structures. They are therefore significant for all members of the steel supply chain including steel manufacturers, distributors, steel detailers, fabricators, erectors, designers, constructors and certifiers. All members of the steel supply chain should be aware of the 2020 changes to these Standards and the implications for their business and business relationships as well as their duty of care under both WHS and NCC regulation.
ASI have developed a range of tools to support safety and compliance for all stakeholders in the supply chain. These tools rely on quality Standards such as AS 4100 and AS/NZS 5131 to define what our community expects as ‘good practice’.