You may need to comply with this code if you conduct a business that undertakes abrasive blasting or have a duty to manage the risks of abrasive blasting.
Abrasive blasting means propelling a stream of abrasive material at high speed against a surface using compressed air, liquid, steam, centrifugal wheels or paddles to clean, abrade, etch or otherwise change the original appearance or condition of the surface.
Following this code of practice will assist you achieve compliance with your legal obligations under work health and safety laws. However, compliance with such obligations may be achieved by following another method, if it provides an equivalent or higher standard of work health and safety than that set out in this code.
Duties in relation to abrasive blasting include:
- managing health and safety risks associated with abrasive blasting
- managing hazards and implementing control measures (e.g. prohibited and restricted chemicals, noise, heat, dust, and equipment)
- managing the work environment and facilities.