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


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

  • constructed after 20th August 2013
  • 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
  • humidity.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Marine Order 11 (Living and Working Conditions on Vessels) 2015 Australian Government

Navigation Regulations 2013 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Ship Safety Division

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