Compliance codes and codes of practice

Compliance codes and Codes of practice provide practical guidance to those who have duties or obligations under occupational health and safety, dangerous goods and workers compensation legislation.

If you comply with a code, you are deemed to comply with the Act or Regulation duty covered by the code. However, codes are not mandatory and duty holders may choose to use some other way to achieve compliance.

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) compliance codes

* On 18 June 2017 the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 were repealed and replaced by the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017. Complying with a compliance code made in relation to the old regulations may not necessarily mean compliance with a duty under the new regulations.

These compliance codes continues to be available as a source of practical guidance, and will contribute to industry state of knowledge, to assist those who must comply with health and safety laws.

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) codes of practice

^ On 1 July 2005, the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1985 was repealed and replaced by the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004. The new Act does not provide for making codes of practice. Therefore, complying with a code of practice may not necessarily mean compliance with a duty under the new Act.

These codes of practice continue to be available as a source of practical guidance, and will contribute to industry state of knowledge, to assist those who must comply with health and safety laws.

Dangerous goods code of practice

Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation (WIRC) Act compliance codes

Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation (WIRC) Act code of practice

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