Code of Practice for Plant - Victoria


You will require this code if your business uses any type of plant. Plant is a broad term that covers:

  • machinery
  • equipment
  • appliances
  • amusement structures
  • lifts
  • scaffolds
  • turbines
  • temporary access equipment
  • implements and tools.

Most businesses involve using a type of plant. This code provides guidance as to how to protect people who use plant and what activities might pose a risk. Compliance with this code of practice is not mandatory. However, meeting the requirements of a compliance code means that you have fulfilled your occupational health and safety duties and obligations in relation to the matters covered by the compliance code.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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

Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 VIC

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance

WorkSafe Victoria

Contact details

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WorkSafe Advisory Service

WorkSafe Victoria

Department of Treasury and Finance

Operating address: 222 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address: PO BOX 4293
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 1800 136 089
Phone: 03 9641 1444
Fax: 03 9641 1222
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