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Compliance Code: Hazardous Manual Handling - Victoria


This compliance code provides practical guidance on how to comply with your obligations under Victoria???s occupational health and safety legislation to manage risks associated with hazardous manual handling.

This compliance code is particularly relevant for you if you???re 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.

It is recommended that you follow the compliance code. If you comply with a code, you are deemed to comply with the Act or Regulation duty covered by the code. However, codes are not mandatory and duty holders may choose to use some other way to achieve compliance.

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

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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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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