WorkCover teams up with peak physiotherapist association

Construction shaking hands

WorkCover Queensland teamed up with the Australian Physiotherapy Association to discuss how to prevent and understand injuries in the workplace. read more... about WorkCover teams up with peak physiotherapist association

Tradies urged to keep a check on health and wellbeing

Worker on scaffold

With 42% of construction workers’ compensation claims in Queensland due to musculoskeletal injuries – 33% of those are back related – tradies need to watch more than just their backs and look after all aspects of their health and wellbeing. read more... about Tradies urged to keep a check on health and wellbeing

eSAFE Construction newsletter - July 2017

eSAFE Construction - March 2017

Articles in this edition of the eSAFE Construction e-newsletter include: Emerald company fined $75,000 over collapsed trench, Gold Coast falls from heights prompt warning to ensure safety, Industry welcomes new tower crane code of practice, Case study: Gay Constructions boosting safety, New on the spot fines for safety breaches around powerlines, and much more... read more... about eSAFE Construction newsletter - July 2017

Construction

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
02 May 2017