Model Code of Practice: Construction work


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This model Code of Practice provides guidance on how to meet the standards of work health and safety (WHS) required under the WHS Act and Regulations in relation to construction work. 

In this model Code, the word:

  • 'should' indicates a recommended course of action, and
  • 'may' means an optional course of action.

The works 'must', 'requires' or 'mandatory' mean that the courses of action are compulsory.

Check with your local regulator to find out if this Code of Practice has legal effect in your jurisdiction. 

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This mode Code should be read in conjunction with other codes of practice relevant to the construction industry, including:

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