This model Code of Practice applies to all types of work and all workplaces covered by the WHS Act and Regulations applying in a jurisdiction, including workplaces that are mobile, temporary and remote. It has been developed to provide practical guidance for persons conducting a business or undertaking on how to provide and maintain a physical work environment that is without risks to health and safety. This model Code covers:
- the physical work environment, such as workspace, lighting and ventilation
- facilities for workers, including toilets, drinking water, washing and dining areas, change
- rooms, personal storage and shelter
- remote and isolated work, and
- emergency plans.
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.