Tas Part H123 Temporary structures
Tas H123 P1
A temporary structure must, to the degree necessary, be capable of sustaining at an acceptable level of safety and serviceability the most adverse combination of loads and other actions to which it may reasonably be expected to be subjected.
Tas H123 P2
The material used in a temporary structure must, to the degree necessary, be capable of resisting the spread of fire to limit the generation of smoke and heat, and any toxic gases likely to be produced.
Tas H123 P3
Access must be provided to the degree necessary, to enable safe, equitable and dignified movement of people to and within a temporary structure.
So that people can move safely to and within a temporary structure, it must have—
walking surfaces with safe gradients; and
stairways and ramps with slip-resistant walking surfaces; and
suitable handrails where necessary to assist and provide stability to people using a stairway or ramp.
If fixed seating is provided in a temporary structure, an appropriate number of wheelchair spaces must be provided.
Tas H123 P4
travel distances to exits; and
number, mobility and other characteristics of the occupants; and
function or use of the structure.
Tas H123 P5
Where a person could fall 1 m or more, due to a sudden change of level within or associated with a temporary structure, a barrier must to the degree necessary, be provided which must be—
continuous and extend for the full extent of the hazard; and
of a height to protect the people from accidentally falling from the level; and
constructed to prevent the people from falling through the barrier; and
capable of restricting the passage of children; and
of strength and rigidity to withstand the foreseeable impact of the people and where appropriate, the static pressure of the people pressing against it.
Tas H123 P6
Tas H123 P7
To facilitate evacuation from a temporary structure suitable signs or other means of identification must, to the degree necessary—
be provided to identify the location of exits; and
guide the occupants to exits; and
be clearly visible to the occupants; and
operate in the event of power failure for sufficient time for the occupants to safely evacuate.
Tas H123 P8
Fire equipment must be installed in a temporary structure to the degree necessary, to allow the occupants to undertake initial attack on a fire appropriate to the—
function or use of the structure; and
Tas H123 P9
Sanitary facilities for personal hygiene must be provided in a convenient location associated with a temporary structure, to the degree necessary, appropriate to the—
function or use of the structure; and
number and gender of the occupants; and
disability or other particular needs of the occupants.
Tas H123 P10
A temporary structure must be provided with natural or artificial lighting to enable the safe use and movement of people using the structure. Lighting must be installed to the degree necessary, to provide a level of illumination appropriate to the function or use of a temporary structure to enable safe use and movement by the occupants.
Tas H123 P11
Tas H123 P12
Electrical services must be installed to the degree necessary, to provide a level of safety appropriate to the environment and function or use of a temporary structure by the occupants.
Tas H123 P13
Where provided in a temporary structure, a heating appliance and its associated components must be installed to the degree necessary—
to withstand the temperatures likely to be generated by the appliance; and
so that it does not raise the temperature of any structural element to a level that would adversely affect the element’s physical or mechanical properties or function; and
so that hot products of combustion will not—
escape through the walls of the associated components; and
discharge to a position that will cause fire to spread to nearby combustible materials or allow smoke to penetrate the temporary structure; and
to reduce the likelihood of fire and harmful emissions spreading beyond the appliance.
Tas H123 P14
A temporary structure of tiered seating must be designed and constructed to the degree necessary, to provide for the safety of the occupants and orderly means of evacuation in an emergency.
Tas H123 P15
A temporary structure must, to the degree necessary, be a safe and hazard free environment for the people using the structure.
Tas H123.0 Application of Part
Tas H123.1 Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions
Disability access requirements, which are included in Tas H123.4.
Lighting requirements, which are included in Tas H123.11.
Ventilation requirements, which are included in Tas H123.12.
Electrical requirements, which are included in Tas H123.13.
Heating appliance requirements, which are included in Tas H123.14.
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Tas H123.4 Access
Access for people with disabilities must be provided to and within a temporary structure by means of a continuous path of travel.
If fixed seating is provided, in a temporary structure, wheelchair spaces must be provided not less than—
1 wheelchair space for up to 100 seats; and
2 wheelchair spaces for 100 - 200 seats; and
an additional wheelchair space for each additional 200 seats or part thereof.
Parts of the temporary structure required to be accessible must comply with AS 1428.1.
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Tas H123.11 Lighting
Natural or artificial lighting must be provided to all enclosed areas in a temporary structure.
Natural lighting must as far as practicable be not less than 10% of the floor area of the enclosed area.
The artificial lighting system must as far as practicable comply with the relevant provisions of AS 1680 Parts 1, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3.
Tas H123.12 Ventilation
Natural ventilation or mechanical ventilation must be provided to all enclosed areas in a temporary structure.
Natural ventilation must as far as is practicable consist of openings or devices which can be opened with an aggregate opening of not less than 5% of the floor area of the enclosed area.
Mechanical ventilation must as far as practicable comply with the relevant provisions of AS 1668.2.
Tas H123.13 Electrical
All electrical installations in a temporary structure must be installed in accordance with AS/NZS 3000.
Tas H123.14 Heating appliances
The installation of a stove, heater or similar appliance in a temporary structure must as far as practicable comply with the following standards:
Domestic oil-fired appliances – Installation: AS 1691.
Domestic solid-fuel burning appliances – Installation: AS/NZS 2918.
L P gas portable mobile appliances: AS 2658.