You may be required to comply with this code if you intend to be involved in excavation work. Excavation work means work to make, fill or partly fill an excavation such as a trench, ditch, shaft, well, tunnel, pier hole, cutting or caisson or a hole drilled in the earth.
The code provides practical guidance to prevent occupational injury and disease in all workplaces where excavation and associated earthworks are performed.
It also provides advice concerning the protection of employees from cave-ins and material that could fall or roll from an excavated face or from the collapse of adjacent structures.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.