Notification of Particular Hazardous Work
The Health and Safety in Employment Regulations 1995 require employers as well as the person who controls a place of work to provide at least 24 hours notice to the Department of particularly hazardous work as defined below. Notifications of hazardous work assist the Department's workplace health and safety services to plan workplace visits to promote the prevention of harm to all persons at, or in the vicinity of, a place of work.
- Submit a Notification of Particular Hazardous Work online; or
- Download the notification form [size: 50KB] and post or fax it to the Department of Labour office nearest to the site of the hazardous work.
The Health and Safety in Employment Regulations 1995 require an employer as well as the person who controls a place of work to notify The Department of certain work that is more than usually dangerous before it is started.
Notifiable work as defined by the Regulations
(a) Any restricted work, as that term is defined in regulation 2(1) of the Health and Safety in Employment (Asbestos) Regulations 1998:
(b) Any logging operation or tree-felling operation, being an operation that is undertaken for commercial purposes:
(c) Any construction work of one or more of the following kinds:
- Work where workers could fall 5 m or more, excluding work on a two-storey house, or work on a power or telephone line, or work carried out from a ladder only, or maintenance or repair work of a minor or routine nature.
- The erection or dismantling of scaffolds from which a person could fall 5 m or more.
- Every excavation more than 1.5 m deep in which people are required to work and which is deeper than it is wide at the top.
- Any form of tunnel or drive where workers work underground, irrespective of timbering or support.
- Those excavations where the excavated face is steeper then 1 horizontal to 2 vertical.
- Any construction work where explosives are used or stored.
- Work such as diving, where construction workers breathe air or any other gas that has been compressed or is under pressure.
- Lifts of half a tonne (500 kg) or more a vertical distance of 5 m or more carried out by use of a lifting appliance other than by a mobile crane, excavator or forklift.