Workplace hazards

Accredited auditors for government buildings

The accredited auditor scheme provides independent oversight of safety systems and standards implemented on Queensland Government building and construction projects. Read more about Accredited auditors for government buildings

Confined spaces

Confined spaces that may be found on a construction site include some types of excavations or trenches, drainage or sewerage pipes, and crawl spaces. Read more about Confined spaces

Construction dust: respirable crystalline silica

Queensland's construction industry has one of the largest groups of silica exposed workers in the state, and just because it has been a risk to workers for a long time does not mean it can be ignored. Silica can lead to lung diseases such as silicosis, lung cancer, obstructive lung disease, bronchitis, asthma and loss of respiratory volume. Read more about Construction dust: respirable crystalline silica


Cranes and mechanical lifting gear are used to handle excessively heavy loads and, as such, create the potential for serious injury or death. Read more about Cranes


Demolition work includes any work to demolish, deconstruct or dismantle a structure, or part of a structure that is load-bearing or otherwise related to the physical integrity of the structure. Read more about Demolition


Information about the duties arising from s.295 (Designer must give safety report to person who commissions design) of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011. Read more about Designers


An excavation means a trench, tunnel or shaft, but does not include a mine, water bore, or a trench for use as a place of interment. There are specific requirements for managing the risk associated with excavation work. Read more about Excavations

General construction induction

Check who needs to have a general construction induction card, and how you can apply. Read more about General construction induction

House builders

Information and guidance for house builders if they are an owner builder, are working on roofs and in ceiling spaces, installing solar panels. Read more about House builders

Last updated
02 May 2017