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This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand WA's new Work Health and Safety laws. More information will be added as it becomes available.

What is a code of practice? 

A code of practice provides detailed information on how you can achieve the standards required under work health and safety (WHS) law.

Codes of practice do not replace the law, but can help you understand what you need to do to comply with specific regulations and provide a safe and healthy workplace.

What will happen to previous codes of practice? 

Transition arrangements allow for codes of practice approved under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 to continue being in effect as if approved by the Minister under the WHS Act.

Codes of practice will be published on the department’s website after they are approved by the Minister.

What are interpretive guidelines? 

Interpretive guidelines provide guidance on how the regulator interprets key concepts of the WHS laws and sets out compliance requirements.  

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