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High Risk Construction Work

- Defintion

High Risk construction work means construction work that:

(a)  involves a risk of a person falling more than 2 metres; or

(b)  is carried out on a telecommunication tower; or

(c)  involves demolition of an element of a structure that is load-bearing or otherwise related to the physical integrity of the structure; or

(d)  involves, or is likely to involve, the disturbance of asbestos; or

(e)  involves structural alterations or repairs that require temporary support to prevent collapse; or

(f)  is carried out in or near a confined space; or

(g)  is carried out in or near:

(i)  a shaft or trench with an excavated depth greater than 1.5 metres; or

(ii)  a tunnel; or

(h)  involves the use of explosives; or

(i)  is carried out on or near pressurised gas distribution mains or piping; or

(j)  is carried out on or near chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines; or

(k)  is carried out on or near energised electrical installations or services; or

(l)  is carried out in an area that may have a contaminated or flammable atmosphere; or

(m)  involves tilt-up or precast concrete; or

(n)  is carried out on, in or adjacent to a road, railway, shipping lane or other traffic corridor that is in use by traffic other than pedestrians; or

(o)  is carried out in an area at a workplace in which there is any movement of powered mobile plant; or

(p)  is carried out in an area in which there are artificial extremes of temperature; or

(q)  is carried out in or near water or other liquid that involves a risk of drowning; or

(r)  involves diving work.

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