G Services and facilities

Building Code clauses G1–G15 confirm the adequate and safe provision of sanitary fixtures and services such as gas, electricity and water.

The clauses ensure buildings have attributes that contribute appropriately to the health of people who use them, and without loss of amenity or hazard to other people or property.

Sanitation addresses the risks of illness due to insanitary conditions caused by exposure to human or domestic waste, consumption of contaminated water, and inadequate facilities for personal hygiene, laundering and food preparation.

Wellbeing and physical independence are influenced by factors such as indoor climate, space, protection from noise, light, connection to the outdoors, and access. The clauses ensure that people with disabilities are able to carry out normal activities within certain buildings.

Record of amendments is a record of changes to the acceptable solutions, verification methods and handbooks.

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