You can use this compliance code as a practical guide for how to meet your occupational health and safety duties or obligations in relation to excavation.
This information is particularly relevant for you if you are an employer, self-employed person, principal contractor, or someone who has management or control of a workplace that involves excavation work.
The code provides practical measures to control risks during excavation work and the broader duties of employers associated with excavation work. It provides examples and tools that you can apply to your own workplace.
If you comply with this code, you are deemed to comply with the Act or Regulation duty covered by the code. However, this code is not mandatory and duty holders may choose to use some other way to achieve compliance.