Safe Work Australia: Second stage model Codes of Practice now approved

Source: Safe Work Australia

On 13 July 2012 the Select Council Chair advised jurisdictions to adopt and implement twelve second stage model Codes of Practice.

The first eight are now available from the model Codes of Practice page on the Safe Work Australia website.

The remaining four model Codes of Practice are in the final stages of design and will be available shortly.

  • Excavation work
  • Spray painting and powder coating
  • Abrasive blasting
  • Welding processes

In accordance with the Intergovernmental Agreement for Regulatory and Operation Reform in Occupation Health and Safety, Safe Work Australia develops model Codes of Practice as part of the package of harmonised work health and safety laws. Model Codes of Practice are often based on jurisdictional codes in place at the time of development and are informed by public comment.

Codes of practice are practical guides to help achieve the standards of health, safety and welfare required under the Work Health and Safety Act and the Work Health and Safety Regulations.

To have legal effect in a jurisdiction a model Code of Practice must be approved as a code of practice in that jurisdiction. To determine if a model Code of Practice has been approved in a jurisdiction please contact your work health and safety regulator.

For more information on the model Codes of Practice visit