Codes of practice 2016

Find out how to use codes and who they apply to.

Abrasive Blasting Published by Safe Work Australia, October 2012

Provides practical guidance for persons conducting a business or undertaking on how to manage health and safety risks associated with abrasive blasting.

COP101 Effective in Tasmania on and from 1 October 2016.

Code of Practice for Risk Management of Agricultural Shows and Carnivals PDF, 583.7 KB Published December 2004

Applies to agricultural shows and carnivals. This pre-existing code has been preserved to continue in operation under the new Work Health and Safety legislation regime.

COP012 

Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Reinforced Plastics PDF, 279.8 KB Published July 2003

Provides advice when handling reinforced plastics and looks at systems and building design. This pre-existing code has been preserved to continue in operation under the new Work Health and Safety legislation regime.

COP007

Code of Practice for the Tasmanian Abalone Industry PDF, 159.7 KB Published December 2002

Applies to diving operations using surface supplied breathing apparatus within the Tasmanian Abalone Industry. This pre-existing code has been preserved to continue in operation under the new Work Health and Safety legislation regime.

COP008

Confined spaces Published by Safe Work Australia, February 2016

Provides practical guidance on how to meet the requirements under the WHS Regulations in relation to work carried out in a confined space. Applies to persons conducting a business or undertaking who have management or control of a confined space, and to designers, manufacturers or suppliers of plant or structures that include, or are intended to include, a confined space.

CP103 Effective in Tasmania on and from 1 October 2016

Construction Work Published by Safe Work Australia, November 2013

Provides guidance to principal contractors and other persons conducting a business or undertaking who carry out construction work on how to meet the health and safety requirements under the WHS Act and Regulations relating to construction work. Should be read in conjunction with other codes of practice on specific hazards and control measures relevant to the construction industry.

CP104 Effective in Tasmania on and from 1 October 2016

Demolition Work Published by Safe Work Australia, March 2015

Provides practical guidance on how to manage the health and safety risks associated with the demolition work. Applies to all types of demolition work

CP106 Effective in Tasmania on and from 1 October 2016

Excavation Work Published by Safe Work Australia, March 2015

Provides practical guidance on how to manage the health and safety risks associated with excavation work. Applies to all types of excavation work, including bulk excavations more than 1.5 metres deep, trenches, shafts and tunnels.

CP107 Effective in Tasmania on and from 1 October 2016

First Aid in the Workplace Published by Safe Work Australia, February 2016

Provides practical guidance on how to comply with duties under the WHS Act and Regulations to provide adequate first aid facilities in the workplace. Includes information on first aid kits, procedures, facilities and training for first aiders.

CP108 Effective in Tasmania on and from 1 October 2016

Forest Safety Code (Tasmania) 2007 PDF, 1.1 MB Published October 2007

Provides guidance on an agreed means of achieving compliance with work health and safety legislation as it applies to the Tasmanian forest industry. This pre-existing code has been preserved to continue in operation under the new Work Health and Safety legislation regime.

COP006 October 2007

Hazardous manual tasks Published by Safe Work Australia, February 2016

Provides practical guidance on how to manage the risk of musculoskeletal disorders arising from hazardous manual tasks in the workplace. It applies to all types of work and all workplaces where manual tasks are carried out.

CP110 Effective in Tasmania on and from 1 October 2016

How To Manage and Control Asbestos in the Workplace Published by Safe Work Australia, February 2016

Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with asbestos and asbestos containing material  at the workplace and thereby minimise the incidence of asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.

CP111 Effective in Tasmania on and from 1 October 2016

How to Manage Work Health and Safety Risks Published by Safe Work Australia, December 2011

Provides practical guidance for persons who have duties under the WHS Act and Regulations to manage risks to health and safety. The duty is placed on persons conducting a business or undertaking, including employers, self-employed, principal contractors, persons with management or control of a workplace, designers, manufacturers, importers and suppliers of plant, substances or structures that are used for work.

CP112 Effective in Tasmania on and from 1 October 2016

How to Safely Remove Asbestos Published by Safe Work Australia, April 2016

Provides practical guidance for persons conducting a business or undertaking who have duties under the WHS Act and WHS Regulations to safely remove asbestos from all workplaces including structures, plant and equipment.

CP113 Effective in Tasmania on and from 1 October 2016

Labelling of Workplace Hazardous Chemicals Published by Safe Work Australia, September 2016

Describes the type of information that is needed on labels for various hazardous chemicals so that users of these chemicals in workplaces can identify any hazards associated with the correct classification of the chemical and take appropriate steps to eliminate or minimise the risks.

CP115 Effective in Tasmania on and from 1 October 2016

Managing Electrical Risks in the Workplace Published by Safe Work Australia, March 2015

Provides practical guidance for persons conducting a business or undertaking on managing electrical risks in the workplace. It applies to all workplaces where a person conducting a business or undertaking: has management or control of electrical equipment, including electrical installations, or carries out electrical work on or near energised electrical equipment, including electrical installations.

CP117 Effective in Tasmania on and from 1 October 2016

Managing Noise and Preventing Hearing Loss at Work Published by Safe Work Australia, September 2015

Applies to all types of work and all workplaces covered by the WHS Act where there is the potential for exposure to noise that can contribute to hearing loss. It provides practical guidance to persons conducting a business or undertaking on how noise affects hearing, how to identify and assess exposure to noise and how to control health and safety risks arising from hazardous noise.

CP118 Effective in Tasmania on and from 1 October 2016

Managing Risks in Stevedoring Published by Safe Work Australia, December 2016

Provides practical guidance on managing risks associated with stevedoring. Activities covered include the loading and unloading of vessel cargo, stacking and storing on the wharf, as well as receival and delivery of cargo within a terminal or facility.

CP137 Effective in Tasmania on and from 1 October 2016

Managing Risks of Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace Published by Safe Work Australia, July 2012

Provides practical guidance on how to manage health and safety risks associated with hazardous chemicals for persons conducting a business or undertaking who use chemicals in their workplace.

CP120 Effective in Tasmania on and from 1 October 2016

Managing the Risk of Falls at Workplaces Published by Safe Work Australia, March 2015

Provides practical guidance to persons conducting a business or undertaking, including those persons who design, construct, import, supply or install plant or structures, on how to manage health and safety risks arising from falls.

CP122 Effective in Tasmania on and from 1 October 2016

Managing the Risks of Plant in the Workplace Published by Safe Work Australia, March 2016

Provides practical guidance to persons who conduct a business or undertaking and have management or control of plant in the workplace, and to people who install and commission plant. It includes information about specific control measures required under the WHS Regulations for plant generally.

CP123 Effective in Tasmania on and from 1 October 2016

Managing the Work Environment and Facilities Published by Safe Work Australia, December 2011

Provides practical guidance on how to provide and maintain a physical work environment that is without risks to health and safety.

CP124 Effective in Tasmania on and from 1 October 2016

Preparation of Safety Data Sheets for Hazardous Chemicals Published by Safe Work Australia, February 2016

Provides practical guidance on how to prepare a safety data sheet for any hazardous chemicals that are being manufactured or imported for use, handling or storage in Australia. It applies to a person conducting a business or undertaking involved in the manufacture or import of hazardous chemicals that will be used, or could reasonably be expected to be used, in workplaces.

CP126 Effective in Tasmania on and from 1 October 2016

Preventing Falls in Housing Construction Published by Safe Work Australia, February 2016

Provides practical guidance on how to eliminate, or if that is not possible, minimise the risk of falls from height in housing construction.

CP127 Effective in Tasmania on and from 1 October 2016

Safe Design of Structures Published by Safe Work Australia, July 2012

Provides practical guidance to persons conducting a business or undertaking who design structures that will be used, or could reasonably be expected to be used, as a workplace. This includes architects, building designers and engineers.

CP128 Effective in Tasmania on and from 1 October 2016

Spray Painting and Powder Coating Published by Safe Work Australia, March  2015

Offers guidance for work health and safety for people undertaking spray painting and powder coating.

CP131 Effective in Tasmania on and from 1 October 2016

Welding Processes Published by Safe Work Australia, April 2016

Provides practical guidance on how to manage health and safety risks associated with welding. This Code applies to all workplaces covered by the WHS Act where welding processes are carried out and to all persons involved in these activities.

CP134 Effective in Tasmania on and from 1 October 2016

Work Health and Safety Consultation, Cooperation and Coordination Published by Safe Work Australia, December 2011

Provides practical guidance on how to consult with workers and how to consult, cooperate and coordinate activities with other duty holders as part of managing health and safety risks.

CP135 Effective in Tasmania on and from 1 October 2016