Code of Practice - Excavation - Western Australia


You may need 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 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety


Contact details

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General Enquiries


Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Operating address: Level 1, Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street
Western Australia 6107
Mailing address: Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850
Phone: 1300 307 877
Website: WorkSafe Western Australia (Opens in new window)