Excavation work code of practice 2013 - Queensland

Description

This code of practice applies to your business if you operate a business involved in excavation work, including work done as an excavation contractor or as the manager or controller of a site at which excavation work is carried out. Excavation work means work involving the removal of soil or rock from a site to form an open face, hole or cavity using tools, machinery or explosives. If you intend to conduct a business or undertaking tasks that involve excavations at the workplace you must manage risks associated with all kinds of excavations, no matter how deep.

This code of practice provides practical guidance on how to comply with your work health and safety duties, including effective ways to identify and manage risks.

You are will either need to comply with this code of practice or an alternative method that sets an equivalent or higher standard of work health and safety.

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

Administering agency

Office of Industrial Relations

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

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Enquiries

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

Office of Industrial Relations

Mailing address: GPO BOX 69
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 1300 362 128
Website: Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (Opens in new window)