Codes of Practice
Codes of practice are practical guides to achieving the standards of health, safety and welfare required under the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act and the WHS Regulations in a jurisdiction.
SAFE performs works to the advice given in these Codes of practice. The most common ones we work to are listed below, others can be found at here.
First aid in the workplace
This model Code of Practice has been developed to provide practical guidance for persons who have duties to manage risks to health and safety under the WHS Act and Regulations applying in a jurisdiction to provide adequate first aid facilities in the workplace. It includes information on first aid kits, procedures, facilities and training for first aiders.
Managing electrical risks in the workplace
This model Code of Practice has been developed to provide practical guidance for persons conducting a business or undertaking on managing electrical risks in the workplace. It includes information in regards to Electrical testing and tagging & RCD testing (Clause 3.2).
Managing the risks of falls in the workplace
This model Code of practice applies to all workplaces where there is a risk of a fall by a person from one level to another that is reasonably likely to cause injury. It has been developed to provide practical guidance to persons conducting a business or undertaking. It includes information on a range of control measures to eliminate or minimise the risks (i.e. where a harness is required).
Managing the risk of hazardous chemicals in the workplace
This model Code of Practice has been developed to provide practical guidance on how to manage health and safety risks associated with hazardous chemicals for persons conducting a business or undertaking who use
chemicals in their workplace (i.e. what spill kit is required).
AS 1851-2012 Routine service of fire protection systems and equipment
This Standard sets out requirements for the routine servicing (inspection, testing, preventive maintenance and survey) of fire protection systems and equipment
AS 2444-2001 Portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets – Selection and location
This Standard sets out criteria for the selection of portable fire extinguishers and specifies requirements for their application, location and distribution.
It includes a section which sets out criteria for the selection of fire blankets and specifies requirements for their location and distribution.
AS 2419.1-2005 Fire hydrant installations – System design, installation and commissioning
This Standard sets out requirements for the design, installation, and commissioning of fire hydrant systems to protect properties. It applies to fire hydrant systems installed to protect buildings, structures, storage yards, marinas and associated moored vessels, wharves, and plant. This Standard also applies to street fire hydrants used in lieu of on-site fire hydrants or to supplement the coverage afforded by street fire hydrants.
AS/NZS 3760:2010 In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment
This Standard specifies procedures for the safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment, connected to the electrical supply by a flexible cord or connecting device, including Testing and Tagging and RCD Testing.
AS/NZS 2293.2:1995 Emergency evacuation lighting for buildings – Inspection and maintenance
This Standard sets out the periodic inspection and maintenance procedures which are necessary to ensure that emergency evacuation lighting systems will be in a state of readiness for operation at all times.
AS 3745-2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities
This Standard outlines the minimum requirements for the establishment, validation and implementation of an emergency plan for a facility to provide for the safety of occupants of that facility and its visitors leading up to, and during an evacuation.
General Fire Regulations 2010
Workplace Health & Safety Regulations
Guide to the Regulation
Building Regulations 2004
Work Health & Safety Act 2012
Tasmania Fire Service Act 1979
Building Act 2000