“Workplace safety standards need to be justified in cost-benefit terms,” says ACT Leader David Seymour in the wake of a new report  on building safety red tape.
“The existing regulations form yet another regulatory barrier to housing affordability,” said Mr Seymour.
“Builders are being forced to take ‘all practicable steps’ to ensure workplace safety. The threshold is drawn so low that builders even have to erect scaffolding on single-story sites.
“Scaffolding requirements are just