Code of Practice for the Safeguarding of Machinery and Plant - Western Australia


You will need to comply with code if you design, manufacture, or import machinery and plant for workplace use. You will also need to comply with this code if you use machinery and plant in your workplace.

Machinery includes all machines and their parts. A machine is any apparatus that has interrelated parts and is used to perform work. Plant includes machinery, equipment, appliances, implements or tools and any component or fitting or accessory of these.

This code outlines a range of hazards associated with common machinery and plant, as well as risks that may result from these. It provides practical guidance on methods that can be used to guard common machinery and plant at the workplace. It also includes advice on what to consider when designing appropriate guards.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance 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.

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

Western Australia
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)