Challenging times need innovative safety regulation, Availability of disposable respirators during the COVID-19 pandemic, Family-owned business fined $160,000 for two serious offences, Improving safety management on large scale construction projects, and more. read more... about eSAFE Construction newsletter - March 2020
Builder fined $110,000 over worker impaling, Construction industry leads the way in safe work awards, New concrete pumping code to boost work safety, Lock down worksites safely over Christmas, Construction industry work safety statistics highlighted and much more. read more... about eSAFE Construction newsletter - November 2019
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
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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.
Code of practice
Visit the laws and compliance section to view all codes of practice.
Laws and compliance
- High Risk Work licences
- Cranes and hoists
- General construction induction
- Scaffolding licences
- Asbestos licences
- Demolition licences
- Construction work health forum encore webinar series
- The right start - building safe work for young workers
- Julie's film: Losing breath
- Jed's film: Building bridges
- Dear dad: an asbestos awareness film
- Managing hazardous manual tasks
Industry audits and safety campaigns
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- 10 September 2018