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Requirement to notify intention to perform construction excavation work

    (1)     An employer or self-employed person must notify the Authority in accordance with subregulation (2) that it intends to perform construction excavation work on a shaft, trench or tunnel at least 3 days before commencing that work.

Penalty:     60 penalty units for a natural person;

300 penalty units for a body corporate.

    (2)     The notice must be in writing and must include the following—

        (a)     the name of the person who is making the notice;

        (b)     the name of the person directly supervising the proposed construction excavation work and that person's contact details;

        (c)     the date of the notice;

        (d)     a description of the type of construction excavation proposed;

        (e)     whether explosives will be used in carrying out the proposed construction excavation;

        (f)     the date or dates on which construction excavation work is likely to commence and be completed;

        (g)     the location or locations of the proposed construction excavation work.


Paragraphs (f) and (g) allow the person notifying to give one notice for a construction excavation associated with a single project which may extend through several locations and be carried out over a period.

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