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Codes of Practice

Complementing work health and safety laws, Codes of Practice provide practical guidance on how to comply with your legal obligations. Each workplace needs to follow the relevant codes of practice. However, workplaces may substitute a code of practice if they have an alternative policy with the same or a better health and safety standards.

The following Codes of Practice are operational in South Australia:


Transitional arrangements enable the following Codes and Standards to continue to operate in South Australia while national codes are developed:

  • National Code of Practice for Precast, Tilt Up and Concrete Elements in Building Construction
  • Approved Code of Practice for Tuna Farm Diving
  • 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 the SafeWork SA Library.