Compliance Code: Hazardous Manual Handling - Victoria


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 managing risks associated with hazardous manual handling.

This compliance code is particularly relevant if you are an employer, a designer of buildings and structures, or a designer, manufacturer or supplier of plant to be used at a workplace. It includes information on:

  • what hazardous manual handling is
  • who has duties associated with hazardous manual handling and what those duties are
  • how employers can identify work that involves hazardous manual handling
  • how employers can assess the risks
  • practical measures employers can use to control risks
  • how designers, manufacturers and suppliers can comply with their duties.

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.

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.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance

WorkSafe Victoria

Contact details

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