Work Health and Safety (How to Manage Work Health and Safety Risks) Code of Practice - Australian Capital Territory


You may be required to comply with this code if you intend to operate a business and you:

  • Employ workers to undertake work for you, or if you direct or influence work carried out by employees;
  • Expect staff to do tasks which may put them at risk;
  • Manage or control the workplace or fixtures, fittings or plant at the workplace;
  • Design, manufacture, import or supply plant, substances or structures for use at a workplace; or
  • Install or construct structures at a workplace.

It is an employer's responsibility to ensure that reasonable measures have been undertaken to ensure all employees are safe from risk or harm. 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

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

General Enquiries

Phone: 02 62073000
Fax: 02 62050336