Abrasive Blasting Code of Practice - Tasmania

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this code of practice if you intend to carry out work involving abrasive blasting or use abrasive blasting products. Abrasive blasting involves using a stream of abrasive material, propelled at high speed to clean, abrade, etch or change the original appearance or condition of the surface. Abrasive blasting includes high pressure air, liquid and steam blasting incorporating abrasive material.

The code of practice is a compliance code. Compliance codes are made to provide practical guidance to persons who have occupational health and safety duties or obligations. Compliance with this code of practice is not mandatory. Failure to comply with a compliance code does not give rise to civil or criminal liability. However, meeting the requirements of a compliance code means that you have fulfilled your occupational health and safety duties and obligations.

If you intend to conduct a business or undertaking that involve abrasive blasting you must eliminate risks arising from abrasive blasting, or if that is not reasonably practicable, minimise the risks so far as is reasonably practicable. The code sets out practical ways that you can identify risks involved with abrasive blasting and implement safety procedures to reduce risk to the health of your employees, and meet your occupational health and safety obligations.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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.

Other resources

Administering agency

Department of Justice
WorkSafe Tasmania

Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries
Department of Justice
WorkSafe Tasmania


Operating address:
30 Gordons Hill Road
Rosny Park
Tasmania 7018
Mailing address:
PO BOX 56
Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018

Phone:

03 6166 4600

Phone:

1300 366 322

Fax:

03 6173 0206
wstinfo@justice.tas.gov.au

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