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

eSAFE Construction newsletter - March 2019

eSAFE Construction - March 2017

In this edition: Priority infringement notice offences targeted; HSR training required within three months of election; Bricklayer fined for Springfield Lakes block wall collapse; Tower crane hoist rope and brake failures; Caboolture crane company cops heavy fine after failing to follow manufacturer’s instruction; and much more. read more... about eSAFE Construction newsletter - March 2019

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


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.

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Last updated
10 September 2018