Facilities on construction sites

Construction sites can have limited access to basic services such as electricity and water supplies. Certain facilities for workers are required at construction sites.

We have produced guidance on what facilities to provide workers plus general health and safety advice for working on a construction site.

Guidelines for the provision of facilities and general safety in the construction industry

This document provides general guidance on how to keep workers safe and healthy. As well as providing tips for managing occupational safety and health, it offers guidance on washing facilities, toilets, public and general safety.

Guidelines for the provision of facilities and general safety in the construction industry (PDF 298 KB)

While this guidance has not been updated to reflect current work health and safety legislation (the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and regulations), it may still contain relevant information and practices to keep workers and others healthy and safe.

Please read this guidance in conjunction with all relevant industry standards that apply to you as a PCBU. This guidance will be progressively reviewed and either updated, replaced with other guidance, or revoked.

For guidance on the current regulatory requirements for workplace facilities including drinking water, toilets, seating, washing, changing and eating facilities, first aid, personal protective equipment, training, monitoring and emergency planning please refer to 

General risk and workplace management part 1 (PDF 407 KB)