Cycling in Sydney Australia
I keep my bike in my office that I share with three other people, including our buildings OH&S officer, with no problems (though it may help that he is also a cyclist).
I would think as much as a trolley or a pram is.
I vaguely recall something about a 1 metre clearance for fire regs in a non-residential environment (ie: commercial workplace).
ie: it can't be placed where it reduces a throughfare to a width less than a meter. This includes trafficable gaps between desks, cubicles etc.
I think it is now 1.2m to allow for disabled fire egress.
Need to consider Federal law too. Although here is a clear case where a 1 second application of good sense will very likely ensure that your bike storage is safe for everyone.
Most workplace EH&S decisions are made on a lowest common denominator basis in my experience. So someone saying don't do xxx it is not allowed is frequently an idiot talking rubbish.
I've been told they can be an OH&S risk, but as long as they aren't blocking access to lifts, fire stairs, toilets, etc then they are allowed. We don't have any dedicated bike parking at my office, we are allowed to lock bikes in a secure loading dock.
Previous office had secure, card accessed bike cages, and bike racks for the couriers near the loading dock we could use. So strickly no bikes in the office, but not for OH&S reasons.
Tick for H but ? for S.
If you buy some wall mounts then you can hang the bikes up and call it art.
OHS is now Work Health and Safety Act as of 1st January. A change in wording but basically the same thing. You, and everyone else has a responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of yourself and those around you.
Find a generic risk assessment form on an internet, fill it out with things like slips trips and falls, likelyhood of XYZ happening and the worst outcome etc, make sure no-one will trip over your bike, cause it to fall over and kill somebody etc and everything is sweet.
See if you can access the Building Code of Aust online (think you need a log in - can't remember), the 1 metre thing is right from memory for fire exits and thoroughfares - unimpeded access etc.
Remember, nothing goes wrong till it goes wrong. If no-one is bothered by your bike/s, and they are not likely to cause a problem, then there's no problem.
Sounds like you're asking because someone has told you it does?
In my building, I'm not allowed to bring the bike in because apparently it contravenes the lease with Mirvac. I'd like to see where this is written because a bicycle was recently stolen from the shabby bike racks in the outdoor carpark, and I can't help but wonder if Mirvac have some responsibility there since they disallow them inside. Who knows.
not if you have one of these...
I am sending this photo to my local publican.