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:

  1. Managing Risks of Plant in the Workplace Code of Practice, with minor technical changes to sections on lifts
  2. 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”.
  3. 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.reading