Construction code to alter
The model code of practice for construction work is being changed to include guidance on housing construction.
The revised draft code Managing Risk in Construction Work is expected ‘to make the existing code more accessible to the housing construction industry’, says Safe Work Australia in a media release.
Safe Work Australia members are currently considering which changes will be highlighted in the public comment document.
Once this is finalised the draft code will be released for six weeks.
Meanwhile, the public comment period has been extended to 27 September for the draft Code of Practice: Managing Risks in Stevedoring.
Safe Work Australia members have also agreed to update the list of scheduled workers compensation diseases.
The revised list is expected to be available after August 2014.
For more details, visit Safe Work Australia.