Australian Capital Territory Numbered Regulations

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   1.      These Regulations may be cited as the Occupational Health and Safety (Manual Handling) Regulations.  
   2.      (1) Regulation 1 and this regulation commence on the day on which these Regulations are notified in the Gazette.  
   3.      In these Regulations, unless the contrary intention appears—“manual handling” means any activity requiring the use of force exerted by a person to lift, lower, push, pull, carry or otherwise move, hold or restrain any animate or inanimate object; “person in control” means a person referred to in section 29 of the Act; “representative on health and safety issues”, in relation to an employee, means—  
   4.      The object of these Regulations is to ensure that employers and persons in control take all reasonably practicable steps that are available to them to ensure—  
   5.      (1) Where a manual handling task is likely to be a risk to health and safety an employer and a person in control shall ensure that it is examined and assessed.  
   6.      (1) If a manual handling task is assessed as being a risk to health and safety, the employer and person in control shall take such steps in accordance with this regulation as are reasonably practicable to minimise the risk.  
   7.      (1) An employer and person in control shall, in complying with regulation 5 or 6, take reasonable steps to consult with—  

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