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SafeWork SA provided the Small Business Commissioner with 12 draft codes of practice in March 2013 for review and consultation. The 12 codes reviewed were –

  • Tree trimming and removal work – crane access method
  • Traffic Management in workplaces
  • Working in the vicinity of overhead and underground electric lines
  • Safe design, manufacture, import and supply of plant
  • Scaffolds and scaffolding work
  • Formwork and falsework
  • Managing cash-in-transit security risks
  • Managing risks in forestry operations
  • Managing risks of plant in rural workplaces
  • Cranes
  • Industrial lift trucks
  • Amusement devices

The Small Business Commissioner provided the following advice relating to these 12 codes –

6 June 2013 – 12 new Codes of Practice (110 kb, PDF)



During October 2013 the Legislative Council discussed 3 codes of practice relating to the building industry that require further review.  The Legislative Council requested that the following codes be provided to the Small Business Commissioner for consultation –

  • Preventing falls in housing construction
  • Safe design of structures
  • Construction work.

Upon the advice of the Small Business Commissioner the State Government has suspended these codes and will begin work on reviewing them. The Small Business Commissioner provided the following advice -

11 November 2013 – 3 existing building industry Codes of Practice (78 kb, PDF)


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