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

Description

You will be required to comply with code if you design, manufacture, or import machinery and plant for workplace use. You will also be required 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 can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

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

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)