Safe Work Australia amends WHS Code
Safe Work Australia has amended a WHS Code of Practice and three guidance packages.
The national model Code and guides were re-released this week with amendments made in March. The relevant documents are:
- Managing Risks of Plant in the Workplace Code of Practice, with minor technical changes to sections on lifts
- Guide to Tower Cranes, which is one of the 10 documents in the cranes guidance package released in December last year The amended guide redefines “tower crane” as a “crane that has a boom or a jib mounted on a tower structure”.
- Worker Representation and Participation Guide, with a range of amendments relating to health and safety reps, including a new section clarifying that an HSR “must first attempt to resolve” a matter before issuing a direction to cease unsafe work.
For more information refer to the full publication.