Work Health and Safety (Excavation Work Code of Practice) Approval 2015 - Australian Capital Territory


You may be required to comply with this code if you intend to operate a business involved in, or undertake, any kind of excavation work. High risk excavations such as a shafts or trenches with a depth of more than 1.5m and tunnels require a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) which can be found within the Code of Practice for construction work.

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.

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Access Canberra

WorkSafe ACT

Contact details

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General Enquiries

Phone: 02 62073000
Fax: 02 62050336