Some workplace hazards can cause so much injury or disease that specific regulations or codes of practice are needed to control them.
These regulations and codes explain the duties of particular groups of people in controlling these risks.
There is a difference between regulations and codes:
- Regulations are legally enforceable
- Codes of Practice provide advice on how to meet regulatory requirements. Codes are not legally enforceable, but they can be used in courts as evidence that legal requirements have or have not been met.