Overview

Construction work can be commercial, civil or residential. A person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) must ensure the work is being carried out safely.  

 Construction work is any work carried out in connection with the:  

  • alteration  

  • conversion  

  • fitting-out  

  • commissioning  

  • renovation  

  • repair  

  • maintenance  

  • refurbishment 

  • demolition  

  • decommissioning or dismantling of a structure 

  • building site preparation 

Under the model WHS Act the term ‘demolition’ includes ‘deconstruction’. 

See the model Code of practice for construction work for more information.