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  • Health & Safety Memo - Specific sectors - Construction - 8000
    The construction industry provides many opportunities for people to become involved in work that is creative, fulfilling and interesting. However, it still remains one of the most dangerous industries to work in (second only to agriculture, forestries and fishing). In 2018/19, 30 workers suffered a fatal injury at work. Although this is the lowest figure on record for the sector, it still represents approximately four times the average rate across all industries. Almost half of these fatal accidents were caused...
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  • Health & Safety Memo - Specific sectors - Construction - Construction design and management - Definition of construction - 8010
    The scope of “construction” encompasses a wide range of work: - construction, alteration, fitting out, commissioning, renovation, repair, upkeep, redecoration, maintenance, high-pressure or chemical cleaning, decommissioning, demolition or dismantling of a structure; - preparation for an intended structure, including site clearance, exploration, investigation (not site surveys) and excavation; - on-site assembly of prefabricated elements to form a structure or disassembly of elements that had previously...
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