Employer forum - a safe and healthy workplace can make a big difference

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A recent construction industry employer forum discussed the importance of keeping a safe and healthy workplace and the long-term benefits this can bring to both employers and workers. Industry experts provided valuable information on a range of topics from: effective injury prevention and injury management strategies, to mental health in the construction industry and helpful resources available, to common law claims and the associated legal issues. read more... about Employer forum - a safe and healthy workplace can make a big difference

eSAFE Construction newsletter - July 2019

eSAFE Construction - March 2017

Builder fined $75,000 over worker’s life-changing injury; New inspectors ready to boost construction safety; Preventing tower crane load free-fall; Joint agency blitz targets high rise construction safety breaches; Best practice procurement ensures highest safety standards; Are you set for Safe Work Month?; and much more. read more... about eSAFE Construction newsletter - July 2019

Managing respirable crystalline silica

Managing respirable crystalline silica

Dust containing respirable crystalline silica (RCS) is generated by high-energy processes such as cutting, sawing, grinding, drilling, polishing, scabbling and crushing of silica-containing materials. read more... about Managing respirable crystalline silica


Construction work means any work carried out in connection with the construction, alteration, conversion, fitting-out, commissioning, renovation, repair, maintenance, refurbishment, demolition, decommissioning or dismantling of a structure.

The definition of construction work is broad and includes:

  • any installation or testing carried out in connection with an activity mentioned above
  • the removal from the workplace of any product or waste resulting from demolition
  • the prefabrication or testing of elements, at a place specifically established for the construction work, for use in construction work
  • the assembly of prefabricated elements to form a structure, or the disassembly of prefabricated elements forming part of a structure
  • the installation, testing or maintenance of an essential service in relation to a structure
  • any work connected with an excavation
  • any work connected with any preparatory work or site preparation (including landscaping as part of site preparation) carried out in connection with an activity mentioned above
  • any activity mentioned above that is carried out on, under or near water, including work on buoys and obstructions to navigation.

Visit the laws and compliance section to view all codes of practice.

Last updated
10 September 2018