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Construction – Definition

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.

Construction – Definition

Construction work means any work carried out in connection with the construction, alteration, conversion, fitting-out, commissioning, renovation, repair, maintenance, refurbishment,...

Directors and Officers – Defintion

Officers (including company directors) have obligations to ensure the business complies with its work health and safety obligations under WHS...

Due Diligence – Definition

Due diligence requires an officer to concentrate on managing the work health and safety risks of a business. Directors and...

Duties – Definition

Duties Employers and businesses (and other PCBUs) have duties under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 The principles behind...

High Risk Construction Work

- Defintion High Risk construction work means construction work that: (a)  involves a risk of a person falling more than 2...

Induction Training – Definition

General Construction Induction Training General construction induction training provides basic knowledge of construction work, the work health and safety laws...

Management or Control of Workplaces – Definition

Effective management or control of a workplace means ensuring (so far as is reasonably practicable) that there are no health...

PCBUs and workers – Definition

You can find information here on the legal definitions of PCBUs (a person conducting a business or undertaking) and workers...

Reasonably Practicable – Definition

Reasonably practicable means doing what is reasonably able to be done to ensure the health and safety of workers and...

Return to work programs

All employers must have a return to work program which consists of a formal policy and procedures to help injured...