Industry Standard

This Industry Standard (the Standard) has been developed as a best practise document to provide straight-forward practical advice to contractors that provide painting services in the commercial and residential sector and to assist them in good commercial behaviour and in preventing injuries.


This Standard is not a legislative document and compliance to this Standard is strictly voluntary. The Standard has been prepared for the surface coating industry. This Standard does provide practical advice on good commercial behaviour and how to effectively and
systematically develop and implement prevention strategies to reduce the risk of injury. This Industry Standard is supported by the Victorian WorkCover Authority (VWA). Adoption of principles outlined in this Standard is strongly encouraged by the Master Painters Victoria and Tasmania.