A code of practice is defined in the Act as a document prepared for the purpose of providing:
A code of practice may contain explanatory information. The preventative strategies outlined do not represent the only acceptable means of achieving a certain standard.
A code of practice does not have the same legal force as a regulation and is not sufficient reason, of itself, for prosecution under the Act.
The codes of practice are developed by the Commission for Occupational Safety and Health.
Codes of practice:
The Commission welcomes the development of industry codes of practice that contain information which is technically and legally correct thereby enhancing standards of occupational safety and health within their industry. Guidelines have been prepared to assist with the development of industry codes of practice that are to be submitted for approval under section 57 of the Act.
Guidelines for the development of industry codes of practice for approval under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984
Veiw a list of codes of practice.
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