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Residential construction

Here you'll find links to health and safety information and resources for work in residential construction. There are three main phases of residential construction: planning, site preparation, and construction.

  1. Planning includes work activities that take place before site preparation and construction can begin, including design, tendering, and scheduling.
  2. Site preparation includes work activities related to demolition and excavation.
  3. Construction includes all the work activities related to building. The construction phase includes pre-lockup and post-lockup:
    • Pre-lockup includes work activities that happen after demolition and excavation but up to and including the installation of windows and exterior doors.
    • Post-lockup refers to work activities that happen after windows and exterior doors have been installed and you’re able to lock up the building.

To reduce the potential for injury or disease, it's important to manage the risks and hazards in your workplace. See our resources to learn more about common risks and hazards in your industry, or follow the links to these related topics:

Notice of project

Prior to starting work on certain types of projects, you may be required to submit a Notice of Project (NOP) to WorkSafeBC. It’s free and takes about 15 minutes on your smartphone or computer. Failing to submit an NOP could result in increased enforcement activity and/or financial penalty.

Review Do I need to submit a Notice of Project? to learn more about the requirements for submitting a form, or click the following button to initiate this process.

Submit NOP

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