Code of Practice for Ambient Factors in the Workplace - Australian Government

Service summary

You must comply with this code if you operate a regulated Australian vessel that is:

  • Constructed after 20th August 2013; and
  • At least 500 gross tonnage.

The code sets out the minimum standard for ambient factors on board a Regulated Australian Vessel.

For the purpose of complying with this code, ambient factors are:

  • Hazardous airborne chemicals;
  • Ionizing and non-ionizing radiation;
  • Ultraviolet light;
  • Infra-red light;
  • Visible Radiation;
  • Electric and Magnetic Fields;
  • Noise;
  • Vibration;
  • High and low temperatures; and
  • Humidity.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Navigation Safety and International Division

Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Navigation Regulations 2013 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Navigation Safety and International Division

Operating address:
82 Northbourne Avenue
Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 2181
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601


02 6279 5664


02 6279 5966

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