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(1)The authorised undertaker may at its own expense and from time to time carry out such safeguarding works to any building within the Act limits as the authorised undertaker considers to be necessary or expedient.
(2)The powers conferred by this section shall be exercised subject to and in accordance with schedule 4 to this Act.
(3)In this section and that schedule—
(a)“building” includes any structure or erection or any part of a building, structure or erection; and
(b)“safeguarding works”, in relation to a building, means—
(i)underpinning, strengthening and any other works the purpose of which is to prevent damage which may be caused to the building by the construction, maintenance or operation of the authorised works;
(ii)any works the purpose of which is to remedy any damage which has been caused to the building by the construction, maintenance or operation of the authorised works; and
(iii)any works the purpose of which is to secure the safe construction and operation of the authorised works or to prevent or minimise the risk of such operation being disrupted.
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