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Tilt-up and pre-cast construction

Tilt-up and pre-cast construction includes:

  • casting of panels
  • panel lifting
  • rigging systems
  • propping and securing panels.

This type of work is becoming a more common form of construction. Workers involved in these activities are exposed to a number of significant risks, including:

  • the risk of a fall from height
  • the risk of falling objects, such as concrete panels
  • risks associated with mobile plant (e.g. cranes and elevating work platforms), including being struck or crushed.


The Tilt-up and Pre-cast Construction Code of Practice 2003 (PDF, 0.96 MB)  provides guidance on managing the associated risks.

Construction work

Excavation work is considered construction work under the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 and must be carried out in accordance with the relevant regulations

Chapter 6 – Construction Work, WHS Regulation 2011

Safe work method statements

Safe work method statements are required for all high risk construction work, including any construction work that involves tilt-up or pre-cast concrete

WHS Regulation 2011, s291 and s299

Notifiable incidents

The fall or release from a height of any plant, substance or thing, including tilt-up or pre-cast panels, is a dangerous incident and must be notified to Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

View additional information about the notification of dangerous incidents, including the notification form

Work Health and Safety Act 2011, s35, s36, s37, s38 and s39