Codes of Practice

The following model Codes of Practice have been finalised for implementation under the Intergovernmental Agreement for Regulatory and Operational Reform in Occupational Health and Safety.

NOTE : The following model Codes of Practice have been finalised for implementation under the Intergovernmental Agreement for Regulatory and Operational Reform in Occupational Health and Safety.

Codes of Practice

Managing the Work Environment and Facilities

This model Code of Practice applies to all types of work and all workplaces covered by the WHS Act and Regulations applying in a jurisdiction, including workplaces that are mobile, temporary and remote. It has been developed to provide 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. This Code covers:

  • the physical work environment, such as workspace, lighting and ventilation
  • facilities for workers, including toilets, drinking water, washing and dining areas, change rooms, personal storage and shelter
  • remote and isolated work, and
  • emergency plans.

To have legal effect in a jurisdiction, the model Code of Practice must be approved as a code of practice in that jurisdiction. To determine if this model Code of Practice has been approved as a code of practice in a particular jurisdiction, check with the relevant regulator.

Publication Information

Topic: Workplace
Type: Model Code of Practice
Industry: General
Publication Date: 7/12/2011

Posted in: Facilities

Publications

ISBN Title / Download File Format File Size
9780642332967 Managing_the_Work_Environment_and_Facilities.doc DOC 396 KB
9780642332950 Managing_the_Work_Environment_and_Facilities.pdf PDF 1.04 MB