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Construction work

'Construction work' is 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, which includes:

  • any installation or testing carried out in connection with construction work
  • removal from the workplace of any product or waste resulting from demolition
  • prefabrication or testing of elements, at a place specifically established for the construction work, for use in construction work
  • assembly of prefabricated elements to form a structure, or the disassembly of prefabricated elements forming part of a structure
  • installation, testing or maintenance of an essential service in relation to a structure
  • any work connected with an excavation
  • any work connected with any preparatory work or site preparation (including landscaping as part of site preparation) carried out in connection with an activity referred to as construction work
  • construction work that is carried out on, under or near water, including work on buoys and obstructions to navigation.

Construction work does not include:

  • manufacture of plant
  • prefabrication of elements, other than at a place specifically established for the construction work, for use in construction work
  • 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.