Code of Practice - Excavation - Western Australia

Description

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.

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 Safety and Health Act 1984 WA

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

WorkSafe

Contact details

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

General Enquiries

WorkSafe

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Operating address: Level 1, Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street
Cannington
Western Australia 6107
Mailing address: Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850
Phone: 1300 307 877
Phone: 08 6251 2200
Email: safety@dmirs.wa.gov.au
Website: WorkSafe Western Australia (Opens in new window)