Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992

Part 3
Standards

Codes of practice

20 Codes of practice
  • (1) WorkSafe may from time to time issue any instrument (a code of practice) that is—

    • (a) a statement of preferred work practices or arrangements; or

    • (b) a statement of preferred aims, arrangements, practices, or principles (or any 2 or more of those matters) for the design of plant, protective clothing, or protective equipment, of any kind or description; or

    • (c) a statement of preferred arrangements, characteristics, components, configurations, elements, or states (or any 2 or more of those matters) for manufactured plant, manufactured protective clothing, or manufactured protective equipment, of any kind or description; or

    • (d) a statement of preferred characteristics for any manufactured or processed substance used or capable of being used—

      • (i) in or in connection with any protective clothing or protective equipment; or

      • (ii) otherwise for or in connection with protecting people from hazards; or

    • (e) a statement of preferred practices or arrangements relating to employee participation in health and safety in the place of work; or

    • (f) a statement of preferred practices or arrangements relating to worker participation in a mining operation.

    (2) WorkSafe may issue any amendment or revocation of a code of practice.

    (3) Subject to subsection (4), a code of practice may incorporate, adopt, or apply, with or without modification, all or any part of any other document prepared or issued by any body or authority, including the Environmental Protection Authority established by section 7 of the Environmental Protection Authority Act 2011.

    (4) WorkSafe must not issue or amend a code of practice in a way that adopts with modification any document previously approved by another Minister of the Crown or any compliance document (within the meaning of the Building Act 2004) without the consent of the other Minister or the chief executive of the department of State responsible for the administration of the Building Act 2004 (as relevant).

    Section 20: replaced, on 16 December 2013, by section 12 of the Health and Safety in Employment Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 95).