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Notification of Particular Hazardous Work

The Health and Safety in Employment Regulations 1995 require an employer to notify The Department of certain work that is more than usually dangerous before it is started.

Use the notification form and post or fax it to the Department of Labour Office that is closest to the site where the work is to be carried out.

The form is available as a pdf file [size: 65KB ]
or word file [size: 96KB ]

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-storeyed 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 which is more than 1.5 m deep 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 breath air or any other gas that has been compressed or is under pressure.
  • Any construction work in connection with asbestos fibres.
  • Lifts of half a tonne (500 kg) or more a vertical distance of 5 m or more carried out by mechanical means other than by a mobile crane, excavator or forklift.