Construction Work Code of Practice - Australian Capital Territory

Description

You may need to comply with this code of practice if you intend to carry out construction work. Construction work can be 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 Code provides guidance for principal contractors and other persons conducting a business or undertaking who carry out construction work on how to meet health and safety requirements. The information and guidance contained in this Code is relevant to all types of construction work and includes specific guidance for businesses working within the housing construction sector.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be needed.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Exemptions

Construction work does not include:

  • the manufacture of plant
  • the prefabrication of elements, other than at a place specifically established for the construction work for use in the construction work
  • the construction or assembly of a structure that, once constructed or assembled, is intended to be transported to another place
  • testing, maintenance or repair work of a minor nature carried out in connection with a structure
  • mining or the exploration for or extraction of minerals.

Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety Act 2011 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Access Canberra

WorkSafe ACT

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

General Enquiries

WorkSafe ACT

Access Canberra

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Australian Capital Territory
Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6207 3000
Fax: 02 6205 0336
Email: worksafe@act.gov.au
Website: WorkSafe ACT (Opens in new window)