You may need to comply with this code if you conduct a business that involves welding work or have a duty to manage the risks of welding work in the workplace.
Welding is the process of permanently joining two or more materials together by heat or pressure. When heated, the material reaches molten state and may be joined together with or without extra filler materials being added.
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 welding processes include:
- persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs)
- designers, manufacturers, importers, suppliers and installers of plant, substances or structures