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What is considered high risk work?

The terms ‘high risk work’ and ‘high risk construction work’ are often used interchangeably but have different meanings and requirements. Learn when you need a HRW licence.
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What is ‘high risk work (HRW)?’ How does it differ to ‘high risk construction work?’ It is crucial for everyone working in spaces where safety is a priority to know the difference.

What do you need to carry it out? A HRW licence empowers the licence holder to operate machinery and erect, alter and dismantle some plant and equipment. This also requires training: you must be well-versed in what can go wrong before taking on this important responsibility.

In this handy resource you’ll find out everything you need to do to carry out this work on your site, safely – and in compliance with legislation. Get ready to take the next step, safely.

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Building professionals

Building professionals carrying out high risk work.

What does it include?

  • What is considered high risk work?
  • What types of HRW require a HRW licence?
  • How do I obtain a HRW licence?
  • What is "high risk construction work"?
  • How to write a SWMS
  • How to complete a SWMS when using silica
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