Model Codes of Practice - Excavation work

This model Code of Practice has been developed to provide 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.

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.

This Code has been revised and republished in March 2015. An amendments table advising the changes that have been made to this Code is included in the March 2015 version

The previous version is located on the historical versions page.

Publication Information

Topic: Excavation
Type: Model Code of Practice
Industry: General
Publication Date: 27/03/2015

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978-0-642-78544-2pdf Exavation Work Code of Practicepdf3.26 MB
978-0-642-78545-9docx Excavation Work Code of Practicedocx18.97 MB

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