Abrasive Blasting Code of Practice - Australian Capital Territory

Description

You will be required to comply with this code of practice if you intend to carry out work involving abrasive blasting or uses 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.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

In order to manage risk, you have a duty to:

  • identify reasonable foreseeable hazards that could give rise to risk
  • eliminate risks so far as reasonably practicable
  • if it is not reasonably practicable to eliminate the risk - minimise the risk so far as is reasonably practicable by implementing control measures in accordance with the hierarchy of control
  • maintain the implemented control measures so that it remains effective
  • review, and if necessary revise, risk control measures so as to maintain, so far as is reasonably practicable, a work environment that is without risks to health and safety

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Abrasive Blasting Code of Practice - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety Act 2011 ACT

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 ACT

Administering agency

Justice and Community Safety Directorate

WorkSafe ACT

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries, WorkSafety

WorkSafe ACT

Justice and Community Safety Directorate

Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra City, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6207 3000
Fax: 02 6205 0336
Email: worksafe@act.gov.au