Compliance codes review

Comments are now invited on the following two proposed compliance codes (codes) that align to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (OHS Regulations).

The codes include proposed changes to streamline content and bring them into line with the OHS Regulations. A summary of changes to the two codes can be found here.

Two additional proposed compliance codes, Prevention of Falls in Housing Construction and Prevention of Falls in General Construction, are still under review and are expected to be made available for public comment in early 2018.


Public comment: May to June 2017

From 1 May to 9 June 2017, the following eight proposed compliance codes were made available for public comment.

These codes are currently being finalised. Summaries of proposed changes to the codes can be found here.

Find out more about the compliance codes review.


New OHS Regulations have commenced

The new OHS Regulations and Equipment (Public Safety) Regulations 2017 (EPS Regulations) commenced on 18 June 2017.

Resources are available to assist you in understanding the new OHS Regulations and what the changes mean for you. This includes summaries of the changes and comprehensive guides comparing the 2007 and 2017 regulations, which are available on the WorkSafe website.

Copies of the new OHS Regulations and EPS Regulations are also available online.

Find out about OHS Regulations Reform.

Comments are now invited on the following two proposed compliance codes (codes) that align to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (OHS Regulations).

The codes include proposed changes to streamline content and bring them into line with the OHS Regulations. A summary of changes to the two codes can be found here.

Two additional proposed compliance codes, Prevention of Falls in Housing Construction and Prevention of Falls in General Construction, are still under review and are expected to be made available for public comment in early 2018.


Public comment: May to June 2017

From 1 May to 9 June 2017, the following eight proposed compliance codes were made available for public comment.

These codes are currently being finalised. Summaries of proposed changes to the codes can be found here.

Find out more about the compliance codes review.


New OHS Regulations have commenced

The new OHS Regulations and Equipment (Public Safety) Regulations 2017 (EPS Regulations) commenced on 18 June 2017.

Resources are available to assist you in understanding the new OHS Regulations and what the changes mean for you. This includes summaries of the changes and comprehensive guides comparing the 2007 and 2017 regulations, which are available on the WorkSafe website.

Copies of the new OHS Regulations and EPS Regulations are also available online.

Find out about OHS Regulations Reform.

  • Online Submission Form

    Employers, employees, other interested parties and members of the public are invited to make submissions responding to the proposed compliance codes now available for public comment.

    Comments will be accepted up until close of business on Wednesday, 6 December 2017.

    Complete and submit your submission online using this online form.

    Note: As you cannot save the form and come back to complete it at a later date, we recommend you have your responses ready to copy into the form and submit. Alternatively, download and complete the electronic submission form and upload your completed submission.

    Employers, employees, other interested parties and members of the public are invited to make submissions responding to the proposed compliance codes now available for public comment.

    Comments will be accepted up until close of business on Wednesday, 6 December 2017.

    Complete and submit your submission online using this online form.

    Note: As you cannot save the form and come back to complete it at a later date, we recommend you have your responses ready to copy into the form and submit. Alternatively, download and complete the electronic submission form and upload your completed submission.

    Complete Form
  • Upload your Submission Form

    Employers, employees, other interested parties and members of the public are invited to make submissions responding to the proposed asbestos-related compliance codes now available for public comment.

    Comments will be accepted up until close of business on Wednesday, 6 December 2017.

    Employers, employees, other interested parties and members of the public are invited to make submissions responding to the proposed asbestos-related compliance codes now available for public comment.

    Comments will be accepted up until close of business on Wednesday, 6 December 2017.

    Complete Form