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Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001
Repealed version for 7 June 2011 to 31 December 2011 (accessed 24 August 2019 at 01:14)
Chapter 10 Part 10.1 Clause 317
317   Definitions
(1)  In this Chapter:
asbestos means the fibrous form of those mineral silicates that belong to the serpentine or amphibole groups of rock-forming minerals, including actinolite, amosite (brown asbestos), anthophyllite, chrysotile (white asbestos), crocidolite (blue asbestos) and tremolite.
bonded asbestos material means any material (other than friable asbestos material) that contains asbestos.
bonded asbestos removal work means work in which bonded asbestos material is removed, repaired or disturbed.
demolition work means any one or more of the following:
(a)  work comprising the total demolition of any building, structure or installation that is 10 metres or more in height,
(b)  work comprising the partial demolition of any building, structure or installation that is 10 metres or more in height so as to affect its structural integrity,
(c)  work comprising the total or partial demolition of any building, structure or installation, being work involving the use of load shifting machinery on suspended floors,
(d)  work comprising the total or partial demolition of pre-tensioned or post-tensioned structural components of a building or structure,
(e)  work done to a building, structure or installation that is 4 metres or more in height, being work involving mechanical demolition,
(f)  work done to a building, structure or installation involving explosives or methods of induced collapse (that is, where the structural stability of the whole or part of the building, structure or installation is deliberately altered in such a way that the collapse ensues suddenly).
friable asbestos material means any material that contains asbestos and is in the form of a powder or can be crumbled, pulverised or reduced to powder by hand pressure when dry.
friable asbestos removal work means work in which friable asbestos material is removed, repaired or disturbed.
licence means a licence to carry on the business of licensed work granted and in force under this Chapter.
Note.
 Certain former licences and certificates are taken to be licences granted under this Chapter. See Part 10.4.
licensed work means work of one of the following kinds:
(a)  demolition work,
(b)  restricted demolition work,
(c)  friable asbestos removal work, other than:
(i)  work done by a person, at the person’s usual place of business, at a frequency of one hour per week or less, or
(ii)  work done for the purpose only of obtaining a sample of asbestos for identification, or
(iii)  work done for the purpose only of non-asbestos mining where rock or tailings containing naturally occurring asbestos is removed or disturbed,
(d)  bonded asbestos removal work, other than:
(i)  work done for the purpose only of obtaining a sample of asbestos for identification, or
(ii)  work done in relation to bonded asbestos material having a total surface area of less than the maximum allowable area specified in subclause (3), or
(iii)  work done for the purpose only of non-asbestos mining where rock or tailings containing naturally occurring asbestos is removed or disturbed.
restricted demolition work means demolition work other than work comprising the following:
(a)  demolition of chemical installations,
(b)  demolition above 15 metres in height,
(c)  demolition using a tower crane on site,
(d)  demolition using a mobile crane with a rated capacity of more than 100 tonnes,
(e)  demolition of pre-tensioned or post-tensioned structures,
(f)  demolition involving floor propping,
(g)  demolition using explosives.
(2)  For the purposes of this Chapter:
(a)  a person carries on a business if the person carries on the business personally, in partnership or by employees or agents or if the person advertises that the person carries on such a business, and
(b)  a person does work if the person does the work personally, in partnership or by employees or agents.
(3)  For the purposes of paragraph (d) (ii) of the definition of licensed work in subclause (1), the maximum allowable area is:
(a)  200 square metres in relation to work commenced before 1 July 2007 and completed before:
(i)  1 July 2007, or
(ii)  the day that is 2 months after the commencement of that work,
whichever is the later, or
(b)  50 square metres in relation to work commenced on or after 1 July 2007, but before 1 January 2008, and completed before:
(i)  1 January 2008, or
(ii)  the day that is 2 months after the commencement of that work,
whichever is the later, or
(c)  10 square metres in relation to work commenced on or after 1 January 2008.