Safety (Issue 38)

By on April 12, 2008

Proposed Compliance Codes Released

WorkSafe released nine proposed Compliance Codes in late March for comments. These compliance codes provide practical guidance to people who have duties or obligations under the OHS Act or Regulations.

The proposed compliance codes released were on the following topics:

  • Communicating Health & Safety Across Languages
  • Workplace Amenities and Work Environment
  • Lead
  • Confined Spaces
  • First Aid in the Workplace
  • Prevention of Falls in General Construction
  • Foundries
  • Management of Asbestos in Workplaces
  • Removal of Asbestos in Workplaces

Compliance with a compliance code means you are taken to have complied with the relevant provision of the Act or Regulations to the extent that duty or obligation is addressed by the code. However compliance may still be achieved in other ways.

The period for comments has closed with the CMPA making a brief submission.

For copies of the codes, visit the WorkSafe website or call the Workplace Advisory Service on 1800 136 089

Information Sessions

WorkSafe are holding free information sessions around Victoria to help you better manage health and safety, understand your workplace injury insurance and assist injured workers.

The information sessions cover:

Making Your Workplace Safer
Check your understanding of safety basics, find out where to access helpful information to meet your health and safety obligations and learn about new initiatives from WorkSafe.

Innovative Return to Work Initiatives

Learn about new ways you can meet your obligations to help injured workers get back to work.

Your WorkSafe Premium for 2008/09

Find out how your WorkSafe Injury Insurance premium will be assessed in 2008/09, and the important link between better safety, effective return to work practices and the amount you pay.

For further information call WorkSafe on 1800 136 089 or visit

Mobile Plant Stability Workshops

Mobile plant is the most widely used item of plant on a construction material processing site – yet how much time do we spend considering the working area prior to starting?

This afternoon Workshop is designed specifically for mobile plant operators (and their managers) to:

  • Discuss with others in the industry what is required for a safe work platform
  • Appreciate mobile plant rollovers that have occurred throughout Victoria and beyond
  • Hear from a seasoned Quarry Manager (who has done it all) about mobile plant stability
  • Carry out a Job Safety Analysis on a specific situation relevant to your site
  • Hear from WorkSafe on what they are finding in the industry

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