Workers must be registered and record the time worked in the relevant industry at the end of each financial year.  Self-employed workers also report details of their assessable income and prescribed costs each year.  Lodgements can now be made for up to 6 prior financial years.

Workers covered by the Building and Construction Industry Long Service Payments Act 1986 are those who carry out construction, reconstruction, renovation, alteration, demolition, maintenance or repairs of or to any of the following: Airfields, aqueducts, breakwaters, bridges, buildings, chimney stacks, cooling towers, docks, drilling rigs, fences, gas holders, works for water supply or storage, harbour/river or water course improvements for the purpose of navigation, jetties, irrigation works, navigational lights/beacons or markers, piers, pile driving, pipelines, railways, roads, sewerage works, silos, swimming pools, transmission of electric power, transmission of wireless or telegraphic communications, tunnels, viaducts and wharves.

It includes structures, fixtures or works for use in, or in conjunction with, any of the above and site preparation. Work is not restricted to onsite work; it also includes some offsite work.

Work carried out in NSW in the contract cleaning industry has been covered since 1 July 2011. The work has to be all or mostly involved in bringing a premises to a clean condition, or keeping it in a clean condition. A premise means the whole or any part of a building, structure or place, whether built on or not. The scheme covers cleaning work performed on commercial and domestic premises and can include a small amount of minor property maintenance. 

Examples of types of cleaning work covered include: mopping, vacuuming, dusting, sweeping, Carpet cleaning, high pressure cleaning of pavers, walkways and buildings, window and gutter cleaning, graffiti removal, swimming pool cleaning (not repair &/or maintenance work), housekeeping.

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