Work Health & Safety

WORK HEALTH & SAFETY

CODES OF PRACTICE - 2016

Changes to WHS Codes of Practice

The Minister for Building and Construction, the Hon Guy Barnett has revoked 23 existing Codes of Practice and approved the current National Model Codes for use in Tasmania. These codes are effective in Tasmania on and from 1 October 2016. Click on below links to acces a full copy of the code (pdf and word versions available).

Current Codes:

Construction Work (CP104): This Code provides guidance to principal contractors and other persons conducting a business or undertaking who carry out construction work on how to meet the health and safety requirements under the WHS Act and Regulations relating to construction work. This code should be read in conjunction with other codes of practice on specific hazards and control measures relevant to the construction industry.

Demolition Work (CP106): This Code provides practical guidance to persons conducting a business or undertaking on how to manage the health and safety risks associated with the demolition work. This Code applies to all types of demolition work.

Excavation Work (CP107): This Code provides practical guidance for persons conducting a business or undertaking on how to manage the health and safety risks associated with excavation work. This Code applies to all types of excavation work, including bulk excavations more than 1.5 metres deep, trenches, shafts and tunnels.

First Aid in the Workplace (CP108): This Code of Practice provides practical guidance for persons conducting a business or undertaking on how to comply with duties under the WHS Act and Regulations to provide adequate first aid facilities in the workplace. It includes information on first aid kits, procedures, facilities and training for first aiders.

Hazardous Manual Tasks (CP110): This Code provides practical guidance to persons conducting a business or undertaking on how to manage the risk of musculoskeletal disorders arising from hazardous manual tasks in the workplace. It applies to all types of work and all workplaces where manual tasks are carried out.

How to Manage and Control Asbestos in the Workplace (CP111):  This Code provides practical guidance to persons conducting a business or undertaking on how to manage the risk of musculoskeletal disorders arising from hazardous manual tasks in the workplace. It applies to all types of work and all workplaces where manual tasks are carried out.

How to Manage Work Health and Safety Risks (CP112): This Code provides practical guidance for persons who have duties under the WHS Act and Regulations to manage risks to health and safety. The duty is placed on persons conducting a business or undertaking, including employers, self-employed, principal contractors, persons with management or control of a workplace, designers, manufacturers, importers and suppliers of plant, substances or structures that are used for work.

How to Safely Remove Asbestos (CP113): This Code provides practical guidance for persons conducting a business or undertaking who have duties under the WHS Act and WHS Regulations to safely remove asbestos from all workplaces including structures, plant and equipment.

Managing Electrical Risks in the Workplace (CP117): This Code provides practical guidance for persons conducting a business or undertaking on managing electrical risks in the workplace. It applies to all workplaces where a person conducting a business or undertaking: has management or control of electrical equipment, including electrical installations, or carries out electrical work on or near energised electrical equipment, including electrical installations.

Managing Risks of Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace (CP120): This Code provides practical guidance on how to manage health and safety risks associated with hazardous chemicals for persons conducting a business or undertaking who use chemicals in their workplace.
Managing the Risk of Falls at the Workplace (CP122): This code provides practical guidance to persons conducting a business or undertaking, including those persons who design, construct, import, supply or install plant or structures, on how to manage health and safety risks arising from falls.

Managing Risks of Plant in the Workplace (CP123): This Code provides practical guidance to persons who conduct a business or undertaking and have management or control of plant in the workplace, as well as to persons who install and commission plant. It includes information about specific control measures required under the WHS Regulations for plant generally.

Preventing Falls in Housing Construction (CP127): This Code provides practical guidance for persons conducting a business or undertaking on how to eliminate, or if that is not possible, minimise the risk of falls from height in housing construction.

Safe Design of Structures (CP128): The Code provides practical guidance to persons conducting a business or undertaking who design structures that will be used, or could reasonably be expected to be used, as a workplace. This includes architects, building designers and engineers.

Work Health and Safety Consultation Co-opertion and Co-ordination (CP135): This code provides practical guidance on how to consult with workers and how to consult, cooperate and coordinate activities with other duty holders as part of managing health and safety risks.

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WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT 2012 - SAFE WORK METHOD STATEMENTS (SWMS)

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS A RANGE OF GENERIC TEMPLATES FOR USE BY MBT MEMBERS

Master Builders Tasmania is committed to ensuring a high standard of health and safety in the workplace and can assist its members with compliance under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 and Model Work Health & Safety Regulations 2012.

LINK to Word Document (BLANK TEMPLATE) to enable members to populate their own site specific SWMS   Please call your regional office for any assistance required.

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