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WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATION 2017 - REG 454

Emergency procedure

454 Emergency procedure

(1) This clause applies if--
(a) an emergency occurs at a workplace other than residential premises, and
(b) a structure or plant at the workplace must be demolished, and
(c) asbestos is fixed to or installed in the structure or plant before the emergency occurs.
(2) The person with management or control of the workplace must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that--
(a) before the demolition is commenced, a procedure is developed that will, so far as is reasonably practicable, reduce the risk of exposure of workers and persons in the vicinity of the demolition site to asbestos to below the exposure standard, and
(b) the asbestos register for the workplace is considered in the development of the procedure.
: Maximum penalty--
(a) in the case of an individual--$3,600, or
(b) in the case of a body corporate--$18,000.
(3) The person must ensure that the regulator is given written notice about the emergency--
(a) immediately after the person becomes aware of the emergency, and
(b) before the demolition is commenced.
: Maximum penalty--
(a) in the case of an individual--$3,600, or
(b) in the case of a body corporate--$18,000.
(4) For the purposes of this clause, an
"emergency" occurs if--
(a) a structure or plant is structurally unsound, or
(b) collapse of the structure or plant is imminent.



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