You can use this compliance code as a practical guide to meet your occupational health and safety duties or obligations in relation to hazardous substances.
This information is particularly relevant if you are an employer or self-employed person who uses hazardous substances, or a manufacturer, importer, or supplier of hazardous substances. The code provides information relating to the types of hazardous substances covered under regulations, how to control risks associated with their use and the broader duties of employers associated with hazardous substances. It uses examples and tools 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.