Excavation Work Code of Practice - Tasmania


You will need to comply with this code if you intend to carry out excavation work.

This code provides practical guidance on how to manage health and safety risks associated with excavation work and outlines how to achieve the required standards. This code applies to all workplaces where excavation work is carried out and anyone involved in these activities and covers topics including:

  • planning excavation work
  • controlling risks
  • excavation methods
  • preventing ground collapse.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

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Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety Act 2012 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 Tasmania

Administering agency

Department of Justice

WorkSafe Tasmania

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