You may need to comply with this code if you conduct a business that involves spray-painting and powder coating work or have a duty to manage the risks of spray-painting and powder coating in the workplace.
Spray-painting, including electrostatic spray-painting, is a process by which liquid paint is applied under pressure to an object. Spray-painting may be carried out by hand or automatically. Powder coating is a process by which electrostatically charged powder is applied onto an earthed object.
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.
Duty holders who have a role in managing the risks of spray painting and powder coating include:
- persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs)
- designers, manufacturers, importers, suppliers and installers of plant, substances or structures
- other persons at the workplace.