Construction Work Code of Practice - Tasmania

Description

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 structure.

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:

  • Demolition Work
  • Excavation Work
  • Managing the Risk of Falls at Workplaces
  • Managing Noise and Preventing Hearing Loss at Work
  • Preventing Falls in Housing Construction
  • Confined Spaces
  • Hazardous Manual Tasks
  • Safe Design of Structures
  • Managing the Work Environment and Facilities
  • Managing 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.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined 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.  

Other resources

Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety Act 2012 TAS

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 TAS

Administering agency

Department of Justice

WorkSafe Tasmania

Contact details

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

Enquiries

WorkSafe Tasmania

Department of Justice

Operating address: 30 Gordons Hill Road
Rosny Park
Tasmania 7018
Mailing address: PO BOX 56
Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018
Phone: 1300 366 322
Phone: 03 6166 4600
Fax: 03 6173 0206
Email: wstinfo@justice.tas.gov.au