Construction site practice
Construction methods and practices can affect human health and the environment.
When building or building-related work is being carried out around your home, there are many potential hazards to beware of.
You and others in your household might be exposed to airborne pollutants such as solvents. Or you might be at risk of slipping and falling.
Building and related work can also have significant effects on the environment. Runoff from wet concrete, or sediment from earthworks, or paint tipped into stormwater drains, can all harm fish and plant life in streams.
With planning and good management, you can reduce these harmful effects - and, in some cases, also save yourself potential costs and hassle.