Learn the Risk Management Code of Practice

Learn the Risk Management Code of Practice.  In this 40-minute session, we look at this crucial Code of Practice (CoP). We cover: who has WHS duties; the four-step process; keeping records, appendices & a summary of detailed requirements; and further commentary. This CoP is one of the two that are generally applicable.


Today we’re talking about the Risk Management Code of Practice. It’s a code of practice that I’ve used myself. I’ve used it to guide my work and to guide clients and help them to succeed. You can use it to simplify your safety practice: once you know what you’re required to do, then you can do that, and no more.

The CoP gives you everything you need to do – you can do more if you want to, but you don’t have to. So, it makes life a lot easier and simpler.

Finally, you can use it to justify what you’ve done. That what you’ve done is correct, and what you’ve done is complete and is enough. So, it’s very useful and that’s why I’m teaching it!

I’m going to explain how to use it – you’ll still need to go away and read the Code of Practice, as you’ll see, to get all the details – but I’m going to go through the leading particulars and explain how to use it.

At the end of the session, I’m going to show you where you can get more help on this topic and indeed other related topics because this Code of Practice is one of several.  This Risk Management Code of Practice (and one other) are the two that you really can’t do without. The others are optional, depending on whether you’re working with the hazards that they cover. Anyway, let’s get on with it.

Code of Practice: Risk Management

So we’re talking about the Risk Management Code of Practice, which is under the Australian Work Health and Safety Law. Now, if you’re not operating in Australia, this is not a requirement for you, but it does contain some very useful guidance. And I’ve seen similar requirements in the US and in the UK, and I suspect all across the English-speaking world.

Topics for this Session

So, what we’re going to cover today.

  • First of all, who has WHS duties because it’s a wider group of people than you might think it is.
  • There’s the four-step process for actually doing risk management.
  • And then I think we’ve got a slide each on keeping records, the appendices in the Code of Practice, and a summary of the detailed requirements in the Code of Practice.
  • Then I’ve provided some further commentary and, as I’ve said before, where to get more information.

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