Compliance code: Foundries

This compliance code provides practical guidance on how to comply with your obligations under Victoria’s occupational health and safety legislation when your work involves foundries.


What it contains

If your work involves foundries, there are specific duties and obligations you need to comply with under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS Act) 2004 and Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (OHS Regulations) 2017.

Note that on 18 June 2017, the OHS Regulations 2017 replaced the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007, which expired on this date. This compliance code has not yet been updated to reflect the changes introduced by the OHS 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.

This compliance code has been made available solely as a source of practical guidance, to contribute to industry state of knowledge and assist those who must comply with health and safety laws.

This information is particularly relevant for you if you’re an employer, manager or self-employed person in the foundry industry. It is also relevant to employees and health and safety representatives involved in foundry work. It uses examples and tools you can apply to your own situation.

It includes information on:

  • the duties for employers and employees working in foundries
  • the risk management process for controlling hazards and risks
  • the hierarchy of control for managing risks in foundries
  • foundry hazards and controls
  • working with molten metal
  • personal protective equipment in foundries

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