You will need to comply with this code if you intend to carry out work involving abrasive blasting. Abrasive blasting involves using a stream of abrasive material propelled at high speed to clean, abrade, etch or change the original appearance or condition of the surface of a material.
The code provides practical guidance on how to manage health and safety risks associated with abrasive blasting and outlines how to achieve the required standards. The code applies to all workplaces where abrasive blasting is carried out and anyone involved in these activities and covers topics including:
- specific hazards and control measures for abrasive blasting, such as dust, waste disposal, and equipment
- associated hazards such as noise, heat and vibration.