Code of Practice for the Safeguarding of Machinery and Plant - Western Australia

Service summary

You will be required to comply with code if you design, manufacture, or import machinery and plant for workplace use. You will also be required to comply with this code if you use machinery and plant in your workplace.

Machinery includes all machines and their parts. A machine is any apparatus that has interrelated parts and is used to perform work. Plant includes machinery, equipment, appliances, implements or tools and any component or fitting or accessory of these.

This code outlines a range of hazards associated with common machinery and plant, as well as risks that may result from these. It provides practical guidance on methods that can be used to guard common machinery and plant at the workplace. It also includes advice on what to consider when designing appropriate guards.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance 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.

Administering agency

Department of Commerce
WorkSafe Western Australia

Act(s) name

Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries Officer, Business Service Centre
Department of Commerce
WorkSafe Western Australia


Operating address:
Level 1, Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street
Cannington
Western Australia 6107
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850

Phone:

1300307877
safety@commerce.wa.gov.au

Supporting information

Disclaimer

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