Model Code of Practice - Confined Spaces

This model Code of Practice has been developed to provide practical guidance on how to meet the requirements under the WHS Act and Regulations applying in a jurisdiction in relation to work carried out in a confined space. It applies to persons conducting a business or undertaking who have management or control of a confined space, and to designers, manufacturers or suppliers of plant or structures that include, or are intended to include, a confined space.

To have legal effect in a jurisdiction, the model Code of Practice must be approved as a code of practice in that jurisdiction. To determine if this model Code of Practice has been approved as a code of practice in a particular jurisdiction, check with the relevant regulator.

The previous version of this Code is located on the historical versions page.

Publication Information

Topic: Confined spaces
Type: Model Code of Practice
Industry: General
Publication Date: 3/02/2016

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978-0-642-33314-8docx Confined Spaces Code of Practicedocx5.22 MB
978-0-642-33313-1pdf Confined Spaces Code of Practicepdf2.33 MB


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