Codes of Practice

Codes of Practice2018-06-17T03:55:33+00:00

Managing Risks through the WHS Codes of Practice

Codes of Practice (CoPs) are a valuable source of reference information, to consider when undertaking specific tasks. They often cover activities which may present a High Risk to either the Safety or Health of workers. CoPs are developed by industry bodies, associations and specialist consultants with particular expertise in the specific area of interest. They demonstrate the Best Industry Practice for the stated activities.  If you choose not to follow a CoP, your method must exceed the level of safety outlined in the relevant Cop – and be legally defensible.

Listed below are the most common Codes of Practices, which are used extensively across the manufacturing industries. Others exist and can be found on the Safe Work Australia website.


Contact Evolve Safety to discover how these commonly used Codes of Practice may affect your business:-     

  Confined Spaces  (Feb 2016) – CoP  

  Managing Electrical Risks in the Workplace (Feb 2016) – CoP  

  Managing the Risk of Falls in the Workplace (Mar 2015) – CoP  

  Managing Risk of Plant in the Workplace (Aug 2016) – CoP  

  Managing Welding Processes (Apr 2016) – CoP  

  Managing Risks of Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace (Jul 2012) – CoP

  Labelling of Workplace Hazardous Substances (Sept 2015) – CoP

  First Aid in the Workplace (Feb 2016) – CoP

  Hazardous Manual Handling Tasks (Feb 2016) – CoP

  How to Manage & Control Asbestos in the Workplace (Feb 2016) – CoP

  How to Safely Remove Asbestos (Apr 2016) – CoP

  Managing Noise & Preventing Hearing Loss – CoP

  Controlling Risks Associated with Electroplating

  Spray Painting and Powder Coating (Sep 2013) – CoP

  Hazards and Health effects of inorganic lead

  Managing the Work Environment and Facilities – CoP

  How to Manage Work Health and Safety Risks CoP

  Managing Fatigue – Guidelines

  Lead (inorganic) Health Monitoring