This code applies to your business if you intend to undertake foundry work. Foundry work is the process of making a metal casting of an object by pouring molten metal into a mould. There are two types of foundries:
- Ferrous foundries produce iron and steel castings.
- Non-ferrous foundries produce castings of copper-based alloys (brass, bronze and copper), aluminium-based alloys (lead, zinc, nickel, magnesium) and other alloys.
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.