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Codes of practice

A code of practice provides practical guidance for people who have work health and safety duties about how to achieve the standards required under the Act, and about effective ways to identify and manage risks.

Changes to codes of practice

On 30 May 2014, the new First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice 2014 was approved under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (PDF, 1.42 MB). This replaces the First Aid Code of Practice 2004 which was revoked on 29 May 2014. The First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice 2014 is based on the national model first aid code of practice with some minor variations to address issues raised by stakeholders during the review of the WHS laws in Queensland.

The following codes of practice have been varied under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and take effect on 30 May 2014:

The four codes of practice have been amended so they are consistent with the amendments made to the WHS Regulation 2011.

Find out more about the amendments to the WHS Regulation 2011.

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Abrasive Blasting Code of Practice 2013 (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Commencement date: 1 December 2013
Version last updated: 1 December 2013

Cash in Transit Code of Practice 2011 (PDF, 307 kB)
Commencement date: 5 February 2011
Amended: 1 January 2012
Version last update: 5 December 2011

Children and Young Workers Code of Practice 2006 (PDF, 244 kB)
Commencement date: 1 July 2006
Amended: 5 December 2008 and 1 January 2012
Version last updated: 5 December 2011

Concrete Pumping Code of Practice 2005 (PDF, 516 kB)
Commencement date: 1 April 2005
Amended: 28 April 2006, 5 December 2008 and 1 January 2012
Version last updated: 5 December 2011

Confined Spaces Code of Practice 2011 (PDF, 502 kB)
Commencement date: 1 January 2012
Version last updated: 5 March 2012

Demolition Work Code of Practice 2013 (PDF, 441 kB)
Commencement date: 1 December 2013
Version last updated: 1 December 2013

Excavation Work Code of Practice 2013 (PDF, 2.3 MB)
Commencement date: 1 December 2013
Version last updated: 1 December 2013

First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice 2014 (PDF, 243 kB) (NEW)
Commencement date: 30 May 2014
Version last updated: 30 May 2014

Forest Harvesting Code of Practice 2007 (PDF, 921 kB)
Commencement date: 2 February 2007
Amended: 5 December 2008 and 1 January 2012
Version last updated: 5 December 2011

Formwork Code of Practice 2006 (PDF, 707 kB)
Commencement date: 1 January 2006
Amended: 28 April 2006, 5 December 2008 and 1 January 2012
Version last updated: 14 December 2011

Foundry Code of Practice 2004 (PDF, 407 kB)
Commencement date: 1 July 2004
Amended: 28 April 2006, 5 December 2008, 1 January 2012 and 30 May 2014
Version last updated: 30 May 2014

Hazardous Manual Tasks Code of Practice 2011 (PDF, 2.4 MB)
Commencement date: 1 January 2012
Version last updated: 14 February 2012

Horse Riding Schools, Trail Riding Establishments and Horse Hiring Establishments Code of Practice 2002 (PDF, 319 kB)
Commencement date: 1 January 2002
Amended: 28 April 2006, 5 December 2008 and 1 January 2012
Version last updated: 5 December 2011

How to Manage and Control Asbestos in the Workplace Code of Practice 2011 (PDF, 726 kB)
Commencement date: 1 January 2012
Amended: 30 May 2014
Version last updated: 30 May 2014

How to Manage Work Health and Safety Risks Code of Practice 2011 (PDF, 510 kB)
Commencement date: 1 January 2012
Version last updated: 5 December 2011

How to Safely Remove Asbestos Code of Practice 2011 (PDF, 785 kB)
Commencement date: 1 January 2012
Amended: 30 May 2014
Version last updated: 30 May 2014

Labelling of Workplace Hazardous Chemicals Code of Practice 2011 (PDF, 931 kB)
Commencement date: 1 January 2012
Version last updated: 5 December 2011

Managing Noise and Preventing Hearing Loss at Work Code of Practice 2011 (PDF, 726 kB)
Commencement date: 1 January 2012
Amended: 30 May 2014
Version last updated: 30 May 2014

Managing Risks of Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace Code of Practice 2013 (PDF, 876 kB)
Commencement date: 1 December 2013
Version last updated: 1 December 2013

Managing Risks of Plant in the Workplace Code of Practice 2013 (PDF, 799 kB)
Commencement date: 1 December 2013
Version last updated: 1 December 2013

Managing the Risk of Falls at Workplaces Code of Practice 2011 (PDF, 2 MB)
Commencement date: 1 January 2012
Version last updated: 5 December 2011

Managing the Work Environment and Facilities Code of Practice 2011 (PDF, 287 kB)
Commencement date: 1 January 2012
Version last updated: 5 December 2011

Manual Tasks Involving the Handling of People Code of Practice 2001 (PDF, 896 kB)
Commencement date: 1 March 2002
Amended: 28 April 2006, 5 December 2008 and 1 January 2012
Version last updated: 5 December 2011

Mobile Crane Code of Practice 2006 (PDF, 648 kB)
Commencement date: 1 July 2006
Amended: 5 December 2008, 13 August 2010 and 1 January 2012
Version last updated: 14 December 2011

Occupational Diving Work Code of Practice 2005 (PDF, 194 kB)
Commencement date: 1 May 2005
Amended: 28 April 2006, 5 December 2008 and 1 January 2012
Version last updated: 14 December 2011

Preparation of Safety Data Sheets for Hazardous Chemicals Code of Practice 2011 (PDF, 710 kB)
Commencement date: 1 January 2012
Version last updated: 5 December 2011

Recreational Diving, Recreational Technical Diving and Snorkelling Code of Practice 2011 (PDF, 391 kB)
Commencement date: 1 January 2012
Amended: 28 June 2013
Version last updated: 28 June 2013

Rural Plant Code of Practice 2004 (PDF, 401 kB)
Commencement date: 10 September 2004
Amended: 28 April 2006, 5 December 2008 and 1 January 2012
Version last updated: 14 December 2011

Safe Design and Operation of Tractors Code of Practice 2005 (PDF, 431 kB)
Commencement date: 1 April 2005
Amended: 28 April 2006, 13 August 2010 and 1 January 2012
Version last updated: 8 December 2011

Safe Design of Structures Code of Practice 2013 (PDF, 257 kB)
Commencement date: 1 December 2013
Version last updated: 1 December 2013

Scaffolding Code of Practice 2009 (PDF, 746 kB)
Commencement date: 3 July 2009
Amended: 1 January 2012
Version last updated: 15 May 2012

Spray Painting and Powder Coating Code of Practice 2013 (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Commencement date: 1 December 2013
Version last updated: 1 December 2013

Steel Construction Code of Practice 2004 (PDF, 640 kB)
Commencement date: 10 September 2004
Amended: 28 April 2006 and 1 January 2012
Version last updated: 5 December 2011

Sugar Industry Code of Practice 2005 (PDF, 272 kB)
Commencement date: 24 May 2005
Amended 5 December 2008 and 1 January 2012
Version last updated: 8 December 2011

Tilt-up and Pre-cast Construction Code of Practice 2003 (PDF, 538 kB)
Commencement date: 1 June 2003
Amended: 28 April 2006, 5 December 2008 and 1 January 2012
Version last updated: 14 December 2011

Tower Crane Code of Practice 2006 (PDF, 511 kB)
Commencement date: 1 July 2006
Amended: 5 December 2008 and 1 January 2012
Version last updated: 14 December 2011

Traffic Management for Construction or Maintenance Work Code of Practice 2008 (PDF, 317 kB)
Commencement date: 1 September 2008
Amended: 5 December 2008, 13 August 2010 and 1 January 2012
Version last updated: 5 December 2011

Welding Processes Code of Practice 2013 (PDF, 297 kB)
Commencement date: 1 December 2013
Version last updated: 1 December 2013

Work Health and Safety Consultation, Co-operation and Co-ordination 2011 (PDF, 244 kB)
Commencement date: 1 January 2012
Version last updated: 5 December 2011

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