Code of practice - Managing risks in stevedoring

This Code provides practical guidance on how to manage health and safety risks associated with stevedoring. This Code has been developed to support the WHS Act and WHS Regulations and applies to all workplaces where stevedoring operations are carried out. This Code covers the loading and unloading of vessel cargo, stacking and storing on the wharf, as well as receival and delivery of cargo within a terminal or facility.

This Code should be used in conjunction with relevant Marine Orders, including Marine Order 21–Safety and emergency arrangements, Marine Order 32–Cargo handling equipment, Marine Order 42–Carriage, stowing and securing of cargoes and containers, Marine Order 44–Safe
, and any relevant port specific regulation like harbour master’s directions.

Code of practice
Last updated 15 Jul 2022

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