Model Code of Practice: How to manage work health and safety risks


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This model Code of Practice has been developed to provide practical guidance for persons who have duties to manage risks to health and safety under the WHS Act and Regulations applying in a jurisdiction. 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.

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

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Managing health and safety
Model Work Health and Safety Laws
The work environment
Confined spaces
First aid
Identify, assess and control hazards
Lifting, pushing and pulling
Model WHS Laws
Personal protective equipment
Risk management
Working in heat