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WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATION 2017 - REG 470

Limiting access to asbestos removal area

470 Limiting access to asbestos removal area

(1) This clause applies to--
(a) a person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace who commissions a person to carry out licensed asbestos removal work at the workplace, and
(b) a person with management or control of a workplace who is aware that licensed asbestos removal work is being carried out at the workplace.
(2) Subject to subclause (4), the person must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that no one other than the following has access to an asbestos removal area--
(a) workers engaged in the asbestos removal work,
(b) other persons associated with the asbestos removal work,
(c) anyone allowed under this Regulation or another law to be in the asbestos removal area.
: Maximum penalty--
(a) in the case of an individual--$6,000, or
(b) in the case of a body corporate--$30,000.
(3) The person may refuse to allow access to an asbestos removal area at the workplace to anyone who does not comply with--
(a) a control measure implemented for the workplace in relation to asbestos, or
(b) a direction of the licensed asbestos removalist.
(4) A person referred to in subclause (2)(a), (b) or (c) has access to an asbestos removal area subject to any direction of the licensed asbestos removalist.
(5) If a person referred to in subclause (2)(a), (b) or (c) has access to an asbestos removal area, the person must comply with any direction of the licensed asbestos removalist.
: 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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