Working on and near water

Roads and Maritime manages risks associated with activities on or near water.

This includes:

  • Working within 3m of a body of water where there is no edge protection
  • Working on any inclined surface adjacent to a body of water
  • Working on temporary or permanent structures above or near water (eg gangways, pontoons and bridges).

But excludes working in water, such as diving operations.

Workers could be exposed to hazards associated with working on or near water. Our safety systems – including procedures, tools and guidance – assist in eliminating or minimising risks.



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