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WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATION 2017 - REG 166

Duty of person conducting a business or undertaking

166 Duty of person conducting a business or undertaking

(1) A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that no person, plant or thing at the workplace comes within an unsafe distance of an overhead or underground electric line.
: Maximum penalty--
(a) in the case of an individual--$6,000, or
(b) in the case of a body corporate--$30,000.
(2) If it is not reasonably practicable to ensure the safe distance of a person, plant or thing from an overhead or underground electric line, the person conducting the business or undertaking at the workplace must ensure that--
(a) a risk assessment is conducted in relation to the proposed work, and
(b) control measures implemented are consistent with--
(i) the risk assessment, and
(ii) if an electricity supply authority is responsible for the electric line, any requirements of the authority.
: Maximum penalty--
(a) in the case of an individual--$6,000, or
(b) in the case of a body corporate--$30,000.
Note : The Gas and Electricity (Consumer Safety) Act 2017 and the Electricity Supply (Safety and Network Management) Regulation 2014 also apply to the person conducting the business or undertaking.



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