Is construction work part of your business

How to decide if your business is undertaking construction activities and which laws apply to this work.
Last updated

Jun 2017

Reading level

medium

File type and size

PDF, 193.53 kB

Document length

3 pages

What it contains

Some businesses might not be part of the construction industry, but complete activities considered to be construction work. This document advises employers which activities are classed as construction. It also explains how occupational health and safety duties apply to this work.

The document explains:

  • how to decide which activities may be classed as construction work
  • how construction regulations apply to these activities
  • how the installation of fixed machinery and equipment (plant) may be classed as construction work
  • how maintenance, testing and repair of fixed plant, structures or buildings may be classed as construction work
  • how mining and quarry activities may be classed as construction work
  • whether activities are classed as construction work if your workers visit construction sites