Codes of Practice

These codes are effective in Tasmania from 1 Jan 2013.

What is a code of practice?

Abrasive Blasting PDF, 1.4 MB

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

ID: CP101 | Date: 12/2012


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

This Code 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.

ID: COP012 | Date: 12/2004


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

This code provides advice when handling reinforced plastics (RP) and also 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.

ID: COP007 | Date: 07/2003


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

This code 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.

ID: COP008 | Date: 12/2002


Confined spaces PDF, 1.4 MB

This Code provides practical guidance on how to meet the requirements under the WHS Regulations in relation to work carried out in a confined space. It 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.

ID: CP103 | Date: 12/2012


Construction Work PDF, 870.8 KB

This Code 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. This code should be read in conjunction with other codes of practice on specific hazards and control measures relevant to the construction industry.

ID: CP104 | Date: 12/2012


Demolition Work PDF, 852.7 KB

This Code provides practical guidance to persons conducting a business or undertaking on how to manage the health and safety risks associated with the demolition work. This Code applies to all types of demolition work.

ID: CP106 | Date: 12/2012


Excavation Work PDF, 2.9 MB

This Code provides practical guidance for persons conducting a business or undertaking on how to manage the health and safety risks associated with excavation work. This Code applies to all types of excavation work, including bulk excavations more than 1.5 metres deep, trenches, shafts and tunnels.

ID: CP107 | Date: 12/2012


First Aid in the Workplace PDF, 702.0 KB

This Code of Practice provides practical guidance for persons conducting a business or undertaking on how to comply with duties under the WHS Act and Regulations to provide adequate first aid facilities in the workplace. It includes information on first aid kits, procedures, facilities and training for first aiders.

ID: CP108 | Date: 12/2012


Forest Safety Code (Tasmania) 2007 PDF, 1.1 MB

This code 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.

ID: COP006 | Date: 10/2007


Hazardous manual tasks PDF, 5.6 MB

This Code provides practical guidance to persons conducting a business or undertaking 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.

ID: CP110 | Date: 12/2012


How To Manage and Control Asbestos in the Workplace PDF, 1.3 MB

This Code provides practical guidance for persons conducting a business or undertaking on how to manage risks associated with asbestos and asbestos containing material (ACM) at the workplace and thereby minimise the incidence of asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.

ID: CP111 | Date: 12/2012


How to Manage Work Health and Safety Risks PDF, 1.3 MB

This Code 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.

ID: CP112 | Date: 12/2012


How to Safely Remove Asbestos PDF, 1.3 MB

This Code 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.

ID: CP113 | Date: 12/2012


Labelling of Workplace Hazardous Chemicals PDF, 2.0 MB

This Code 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.

ID: CP115 | Date: 12/2012


Managing Electrical Risks in the Workplace PDF, 1.4 MB

This Code 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

ID: CP117 | Date: 12/2012


Managing Noise and Preventing Hearing Loss at Work PDF, 988.5 KB

This Code of Practice 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.

ID: CP118 | Date: 12/2012


Managing Risks of Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace PDF, 1.4 MB

This Code 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.

ID: CP120 | Date: 12/2012


Managing the Risk of Falls at Workplaces PDF, 3.1 MB

This code 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.

ID: CP122 | Date: 12/2012


Managing the Risks of Plant in the Workplace PDF, 1.3 MB

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

ID: CP123 | Date: 12/2012


Managing the Work Environment and Facilities PDF, 779.8 KB

This code provides practical guidance for persons conducting a business or undertaking on how to provide and maintain a physical work environment that is without risks to health and safety.

ID: CP124 | Date: 12/2012


Preparation of Safety Data Sheets for Hazardous Chemicals PDF, 1.6 MB

This Code 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.

ID: CP126 | Date: 12/2012


Preventing Falls in Housing Construction PDF, 2.8 MB

This Code provides practical guidance for persons conducting a business or undertaking on how to eliminate, or if that is not possible, minimise the risk of falls from height in housing construction.

ID: CP127 | Date: 12/2012


Safe Design of Structures PDF, 744.9 KB

The Code 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.

ID: CP128 | Date: 12/2012


Spray Painting and Powder Coating PDF, 1.4 MB

This code of practice offers guidance for work health and safety for people undertaking spray painting and powder coating.

ID: CP131 | Date: 12/2012


Welding Processes PDF, 883.5 KB

This Code of Practice provides practical guidance for persons conducting a business or undertaking 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.

ID: CP134 | Date: 12/2012


Work Health and Safety Consultation, Cooperation and Coordination PDF, 685.1 KB

This code 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.

ID: CP135 | Date: 12/2012


 

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