Model Code of Practice: Managing Noise and Preventing Hearing Loss at Work - Australian Government

Description

You may be required to comply with this standard if you intend to operate an offshore petroleum facility.

An offshore petroleum facility is a vessel or structure located at a site in Commonwealth waters which is used for:

  • the recovery, processing, storage and offloading of petroleum
  • drilling or servicing a well for petroleum
  • laying pipes for petroleum
  • other purposes related to offshore petroleum operations.

The Model Code of Practice for managing noise in the occupational environment specifies the length of time a person without hearing protection can be exposed to a particular noise level in decibels before the noise exposure standard is exceeded. You must not allow a member of your workforce to be exposed to a level of noise that exceeds the standard.

Please note that exposing members of your workforce to a level of noise that exceeds the noise exposure standard is not an offence if the noise exposure is managed in accordance with the provisions of the Code.

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

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.

Act(s) name

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 AG

Regulation(s) name

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety) Regulations 2009 AG

Administering agency

National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority

Contact details

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

General Enquiries

National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority

Operating address: Level 8
58 Mounts Bay Road
Perth
Western Australia 6000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 2568
Perth, Western Australia 6001
Phone: 08 6188 8700
Fax: 08 6188 8737
Email: information@nopsema.gov.au
Website: The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (Opens in new window)

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