You will be required to comply with this code of
practice if you intend to carry out construction work.
Construction work can be any commercial, civil
or housing construction work carried out in connection with the construction,
alteration, conversion, fitting-out, commissioning, renovation, repair,
maintenance, refurbishment, demolition, decommissioning or dismantling of a
This code of practice is a compliance code. Compliance codes are made to provide practical guidance to persons who have occupational
health and safety duties or obligations. Compliance with
this code of practice is not mandatory. Failure to comply with a compliance code does not give rise to civil or criminal liability. However, meeting the
requirements of a compliance code means that you have fulfilled your
occupational health and safety duties and obligations.
The code provides guidance to principal contractors
and other persons conducting a business or undertaking who carry out
construction work on how to meet the 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 business working within
the housing construction sector.
This code should be read in conjunction with
other codes of practice relating to specific hazards and control measures
relevant to the construction industry including:
- Excavation Work
- Managing the Risk of Falls at Workplaces
- Managing Noise and Preventing Hearing Loss at
Falls in Housing Construction
Design of Structures
the Work Environment and Facilities
Electrical Risks in the Workplace
- How to
Manage and Control Asbestos in the Workplace
- How to
Safely Remove Asbestos.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information
and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.