Model Code of Practice: Managing the work environment and facilities


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This model Code of Practice provides guidance on how to provide and maintain a physical work environment that is without risks to health and safety.  

It covers: 

  • the physical work environment, such as workspaces, lighting and ventilation 

  • facilities for workers, including toilets, drinking water, washing and dining areas, change rooms, personal storage and shelter 

  • remote and isolated work 

  • emergency plans. 

In this model Code, the word:  

  • ‘should’ indicates a recommended course of action, and  

  • ‘may’ means an optional course of action. 

The words ‘must’, ‘requires’ or ‘mandatory’ mean that the courses of action are compulsory. 

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

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