What Is the Meaning of a Code of Practice?

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Code of practice is a set of written regulations issued by a professional association or an official body that explains how people working in a particular profession should behave. A code of practice helps workers in a particular profession to comply with ethical and health standards.

In any work environment, a code of practice ensures that the activities of a particular professional comply with required company standards. This helps to identify and manage risks in order to ensure safety. A code of practice also helps to protect consumers with provisions of quality services and goods. Violating a code of practice in any profession may have legal consequences.