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


You will need to comply with code if you intend to safeguard machinery and plant at a workplace.

This code provides:

  • general guidance for employers, designers, manufacturers, suppliers and workers on the identification and control of safety and health hazards and risk associating with guarding, or a lack of guarding, of machinery and plant
  • information on key information requirements that relate to guarding machinery and plant
  • practical guidance on guarding of machinery and plant commonly found in workplaces.

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 Safeguarding of Machinery and Plant 2009 - 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 Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety


Contact details

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