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WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATION 2017 - REG 155

Duty to determine whether equipment is energised

155 Duty to determine whether equipment is energised

(1) A person conducting a business or undertaking must ensure that, before electrical work is carried out on electrical equipment, the equipment is tested by a competent person to determine whether or not it is energised.
Maximum penalty:
(a) in the case of an individual--$6,000, or
(b) in the case of a body corporate--$30,000.
Note : Clause 157 allows electrical testing to be carried out on electrical equipment for the purposes of this clause. Clause 161 sets out how the testing is to be carried out.
(2) The person conducting a business or undertaking must ensure that:
(a) each exposed part is treated as energised until it is isolated and determined not to be energised, and
(b) each high-voltage exposed part is earthed after being de-energised.
Maximum penalty:
(a) in the case of an individual--$6,000, or
(b) in the case of a body corporate--$30,000.



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