High risk construction work is generally considered to be the following and is covered in each states WHS legislation. 

High risk construction work:

·       involves a risk of a person falling more than 2 m

·       is carried out on a telecommunication tower

·       involves demolition of an element of a structure that is load-bearing

·       involves demolition of an element of a structure that is related to the physical integrity of the structure

·       involves, or is likely to involve, disturbing asbestos

·       involves structural alteration or repair that requires temporary support to prevent collapse

·       is carried out in or near a confined space

·       is carried out in or near a shaft or trench deeper than 1.5 m or a tunnel

·       involves the use of explosives

·       is carried out on or near pressurised gas mains or piping

·       is carried out on or near chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines

·       is carried out on or near energised electrical installations or services

·       is carried out in an area that may have a contaminated or flammable atmosphere

·       involves tilt-up or precast concrete

·       is carried out on, in or adjacent to a road, railway, shipping lane or other traffic corridor in use by traffic other than pedestrians

·       is carried out in an area of a workplace where there is any movement of powered mobile plant

·       is carried out in areas with artificial extremes of temperature

·       is carried out in or near water or other liquid that involves a risk of drowning

·   involves diving work.

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