Cth: Safety Watchdog Releases Draft Codes for Public Comment

Safe Work Australia has released for public comment six draft model work health and safety codes of practice and two guides.

The recently released draft codes include Managing Risks in Forestry Operations, Industrial Lift Trucks, Cranes, Amusement Devices, Managing Risks of Plant used in Rural Workplaces and Managing Security Risks in the Cash-in-Transit Industry.

The draft guides include Guide for Managing Risks in Cable Logging and Guide for Tunnelling.

Public comment on these codes and guides closes on 24 August.

Meanwhile the draft codes Preventing and Managing Fatigue in the Workplace and Preventing and Responding to Workplace Bullying are being revised based on public comment and are expected to be finalised later this year.

Several codes are awaiting approval by the Select Council on Workplace Relations.

Eleven codes have already been approved, such as How to Manage Workplace Health and Safety Risks.

For more details, visit Safe Work Australia.

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