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Compliance Code: Hazardous Manual Handling - Victoria


You will require this code if your business involves manual handling to move products and equipment, designer of buildings or a manufacturer or supplier. Most jobs involve some form of manual handling. Manual handling is a broad term used to describe a range of activities including:

  • lifting, pushing, holding, throwing and carrying
  • repetitive tasks such as packing, typing, assembling, cleaning and sorting
  • using hand-tools
  • operating machinery and equipment.

The code provides practical guidance for the presentation, identification, assessment and control of risks within the workplace.

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.

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

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

WorkSafe Advisory Service

WorkSafe Victoria

Department of Treasury and Finance

Operating address: 1 Malop Street
Geelong, Victoria 3220
Mailing address: GPO BOX 4293
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Toll Free: 1800 136 089
Phone: 03 9641 1444
Fax: 03 9641 1222
Website: WorkSafe Victoria (Opens in new window)
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