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Codes of practice

Find out how to use codes and who they apply to

Abrasive blasting
Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with abrasive blasting.


Confined spaces
Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with work carried out in a confined space. Applies to workplaces plus designers/manufacturers/ suppliers of plant/structures that include/are intended to include a confined space.


Construction work
Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with work carried out in a confined space. Applies to workplaces plus designers/manufacturers/ suppliers of plant/structures that include/are intended to include a confined space.


Demolition work
Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with demolition work.


Excavation work
Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with excavation work, including bulk excavations more than 1.5 metres deep, trenches, shafts and tunnels.


First aid in the workplace
Provides practical guidance on how to provide adequate first aid facilities, kits, procedures and training.


Forest safety code (Tasmania)
Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks in the Tasmanian forest industry. This code has been preserved as an approved code of practice under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012.


Hazardous manual tasks
Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks of musculoskeletal disorders arising from hazardous manual tasks.


How to manage and control asbestos in the workplace
Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with asbestos and asbestos-containing material, therefore reducing the incidence of asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.


How to manage work health and safety risks
Provides practical guidance on how to manage work health and safety risks for all duty holders, including PCBUs, employers, self-employed people, principal contractors, persons with management or control of a workplace, designers, manufacturers, importers and suppliers of plant/substances/structures used for work.


How to safely remove asbestos
Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with asbestos removal.


Labelling of workplace hazardous chemicals
Provides practical guidance on how to label hazardous chemicals and how to manage risks associated with them.


Managing electrical risks in the workplace
Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with electrical work, equipment and installations.


Managing noise and preventing hearing loss at work
Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with noise exposure.


Managing risks in stevedoring
Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with stevedoring.


Managing risks of hazardous chemicals in the workplace
Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with hazardous chemicals.


Managing the risks of falls at workplaces
Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with falls from height in housing construction.


Managing the risk of falls in housing construction
Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with falls.


Managing the risks of plant in the workplace
Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with plant, including managing, installing and commissioning plant.


Managing the work environment and facilities
Provides practical guidance on how to provide and maintain a safe and healthy physical work environment.


Preparation of safety data sheets for hazardous chemicals
Provides practical guidance on how to prepare safety data sheets for hazardous chemicals.


Risk management of agricultural shows and carnivals
Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks in agricultural shows and carnivals. This code has been preserved as an approved code of practice under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012.


Safe design of structures
Provides practical guidance on safe design of structures for duty holders including PCBUs, architects, building designers and engineers.


Safe use of reinforced plastics
Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with reinforced plastics. This code has been preserved as an approved code of practice under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012.


Spray painting and powder coating
Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with spray painting and powder coating.


Tasmanian abalone industry
Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks in the Tasmanian Abalone Industry. This code has been preserved as an approved code of practice under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012.


Welding processes
Provides practical guidance on how to manage risks associated with welding.


Work health and safety consultation, cooperation and coordination
Provides practical guidance on how to consult, cooperate and coordinate activities with duty holders to manage risks.


Updated: 11th December 2019