Have your say on new model codes of practice

Sorce: Safe Work Australia

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Businesses, industry and workers are encouraged to have their say on five new work health and safety model codes of practice that were released today for a 12 week public comment period.

The codes released for public comment are:

  • Safe Design, Manufacture, Import and Supply of Plant
  • Working in the Vicinity of Overhead and Underground Electrical Lines
  • Traffic Management in Workplaces
  • Scaffolding Work
  • Formwork and Falsework.

This is an opportunity to contribute to work health and safety issues that directly affect your workplace and your working life.

This is the third set of codes of practice developed to support the Work Health and Safety Act and Regulation. They are part of a suite of documents being developed by Safe Work Australia, the Commonwealth and state and territory governments as part of harmonised work health and safety laws across Australia. Harmonised laws aim to achieve the best possible approach to safety for all Australian workplaces.

The public comment period for these Codes of Practice will close on Friday 22 June 2012 5pm AEST.

For more information on how to submit comments or on the work health and safety laws, visit