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Plant (Code Of Practice No.19, 1995)

  • Plant (Code of Practice No.19, 1995) (PDF 365kb)
    Document Type: Code of Practice
    Keycode: VWA016/01/12.02
    Industry: Food Manufacturing, General, Manufacturing, Basic and fabricated metals manufacturing, 
    Category: Controlling OHS Hazards and Risks, Plant, 
    Division Author: Occupational Hygiene
    Publication Date: 01 October 1992
    Date First Published: 01 October 1992
    Summary:This publication provides practical guidance about plant and equipment safety and safe use of plant and equipment.

About this publication

Plant (Code of Practice No.19, 1995) is a 99 page guide that provides general practical guidance on how to protect people when using plant and associated systems of work that can pose risks to health and safety in the workplace.

Important Information – This Code of Practice is intended for general guidance purposes only

Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1985 (old Act), approved Codes of Practice enabled people to meet their duties under Victoria's health and safety laws by complying with the related part of a Code of Practice.

On 1 July 2005, the old Act was repealed and replaced by the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (new Act). The new Act does not provide for the making of Codes of Practice. Therefore, complying with a Code of Practice may not necessarily mean compliance with a duty under the new Act.

This Code of Practice must not therefore be relied upon for the purposes of compliance with Victoria's current health and safety laws. Employers and employees should always check the new Act and make their own assessment about what action they need to take to ensure compliance with the law.

Further information

For information and advice on this subject or to check the availability of this publication for ordering, contact the Advisory Service on 1800 136 089.