Codes of practice for work health and safety

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A code of practice provides practical guidance for your business on how to achieve health and safety standards required under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act). A code of practice also has effective ways to identify and manage risks.

If you are conducting a business in Queensland, you must comply with an approved code of practice under the Act. You can use another method, such as a technical or an industry standard – as long as it provides an equivalent or higher standard of work health and safety to the standard required in the code.

Current codes of practice are:

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