Codes of Practice (Click on map below)

A code of practice provides practical guidance for people who have work health and safety duties. Codes give guidance on:

  • how to achieve the standards required under the Act
  • effective ways to identify and manage risks.

A code of practice applies to anyone who has a duty of care in the circumstances described in the code. In most cases, following an approved code of practice would achieve compliance with the health and safety duties in the Act, in relation to the subject matter of the code.

Like regulations, codes of practice deal with particular issues and do not cover all hazards or risks which may arise. The health and safety duties require duty holders to consider all risks associated with work, not only those for which regulations and codes of practice exist.

Click on the state map below for Codes of Practice applicable for your state.

State Regulatory Bodies
Each State has an enforcement branch that monitors Safety.

Click on the state linksĀ to navigate to your enforcementĀ branch.