Code of Practice - Excavation - Western Australia


You will need to comply with this code if you intend to undertake excavation at a workplace, including:

  • all areas where equipment is used to excavate
  • all areas where processes associated with excavation are undertaken.

The code provides practical guidance to prevent occupational injury and disease in all workplaces where excavation and associated earthworks are performed.

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

Task Business Structure Resources Important
Comply All Code of Practice Excavation 2005 - PDF (Opens in new window) Important

Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety Act 2020 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety


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