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WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATION 2017 - REG 455

Emergency procedure--residential premises

455 Emergency procedure--residential premises

(1) This clause applies if--
(a) an emergency occurs at residential premises, and
(b) a structure or plant at the premises must be demolished, and
(c) asbestos is fixed to or installed in the structure or plant before the emergency occurs.
(2) A person conducting a business or undertaking who is to carry out the demolition of the residential premises must ensure so far as is reasonably practicable, that, 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.
: 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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