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Codes of Practice

All Codes of Practice published on this page are the current approved Codes for South Australia. Safe Work Australia may have adopted more recent, updated Model Codes which may be awaiting consultation and endorsement by SafeWork SA.

See the Safe Work Australia website for other Codes of Practice not listed on this page.

Complementing work health and safety laws, Codes of Practice provide practical guidance on how to comply with your legal obligations. Codes of Practice need to be followed unless you have an alternative policy or solution with the same or a better health and safety standard in your workplace.

Current SA approved Codes of Practice

The following Codes of Practice are operational in South Australia. Variations to nine Codes of Practice, effective 14 March 2019, were approved following a national review that considered the technical accuracy, usability and readability of the Codes.

Codes and Standards under review

Transitional arrangements enable the following Codes and Standards to continue to operate in South Australia while national codes are developed. These codes and standards may be used however references to legislation may not be current.

  • National Code of Practice for Precast, Tilt Up and Concrete Elements in Building Construction
  • Tuna farm diving - Code of Practice
  • AS/NZS 1200: Pressure equipment
  • AS 4024.3001: Safety of machinery - Materials forming and shearing - Mechanical power presses
  • AS 4024.3002: Safety of machinery - Materials forming and shearing - Hydraulic power presses
  • AS 1418: Cranes, including hoists and winches
  • AS/NZS 1576: Scaffolding (Parts 1 - 4)
  • AS 1735: Lifts, escalators and moving walks
  • AS 1755: Conveyers - Safety requirements
  • AS 3533: Amusement rides and devices
  • AS 2030: Gas cylinders
  • AS 2550: Cranes, hoists and winches - Safe use
  • AS 2593: Boilers - Safety management and supervision systems
  • AS/NZS 3788: Pressure equipment - In-service inspection.

Australian Standards are available at our Library.