Public Building Safety

Public buildings are defined as a building or place where an assembly of people congregate for a specific purpose at a specific time and includes, but is not limited to, hotel and tavern function areas, clubs, auditoriums, recreation centres, halls, gyms, churches and sporting facilities.

Public buildings must comply with the Health (Public Building) Regulations 1992. Environmental Health Officers assess the adequacy of emergency escapes, ventilation, toilets and certify the maximum number of people that are allowed to congregate in a public building area at any one time.

Assessment of all public buildings within the Shire for compliance with the Health (Public Buildings) Regulations 1992 where applicable. 

All public buildings, permanent or temporary, and any extensions and alterations are required to be approved by Council’s EHO. Please contact the Shire for more information.

To view the Public Building Emergency Evacuation Guidelines, please visit the Department of Health WA website.