How to use a code

The Codes are written as a practical guide on different areas or subjects of work health and safety.

  • When the word 'should' is used it is to indicate a recommended course of action.
  • When the word 'may' is used it is to indicate an optional course of action.

Codes also include various references to provisions of the Act and Regulations which set out the legal requirements. These references are not exhaustive.

The words 'must', 'requires' or 'mandatory' indicate that a legal requirement exists and must be complied with.

Codes of Practice