Construction safety focus: Demolition

WorkSafe’s focus on safe demolition works in the construction industry.


What it contains

This document outlines how WorkSafe inspectors visiting construction sites ensure that demolition works are planned and completed safely. It explains:

  • why inspectors check demolition works
  • common safety issues in demolition
  • how employers have duties to control risks during demolition and develop a safe work method statement
  • how employers should consult with health and safety representatives