Skip links and keyboard navigation

Skip to primary navigation | Skip to secondary navigation | Skip to content | Skip to content | Skip to footer | Use tab and cursor keys to move around the page (more information)
Skip Navigation LinksDepartment of Housing and Public Works > Construction > Safe and healthy buildings > Resources and research

Resources and research

We have produced a range of guidelines and educational resources on specific topics to help government departments and the public improve the safety and design of buildings to encourage healthier lifestyles.


The following resources will help designers and developers, property owners and property managers in identifying ways to improve wayfinding, access to, into and through their new or existing building:

These publications were produced prior to the current government.

Low VOC emitting floor coatings for interior use

To avoid possible incidents of ill-health due to the fumes from coatings used on floors, only coatings approved as complying with the Australian Paint Approval Scheme’s (APAS) specification AP-VS0209L should be applied to floors in buildings owned by, or being built for, the Queensland Government. These requirements apply to surface coatings only. They do not apply to coatings such as waterproofing that will be covered by a concrete topping pad. View the list of products that comply with AP-VS0209L.

Contractors applying these coatings must be suitably qualified in terms of knowledge and quality assurance, so it is also a requirement that they be accredited under the Painting Contractors Certification Program (PCCP) for the application of Class 18 floor coatings to qualify for work on Queensland Government building projects. View the list of contractors (PDF, 59KB) (DOCX, 84KB) with the required PCCP accreditation.​ 

Visit the APAS/PCCP website here.

More information

For more information, email us at​​

Last updated 19 June 2019    Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright |  Disclaimer |  Privacy |  Right to information |  Accessibility |  Jobs in Queensland |  Other languages

© The State of Queensland – Department of Housing and Public Works 2009–2019

Queensland Government