(1) Where:(a) an accident occurs at a place of work, whether or not it causes the death of, or bodily injury to, any person, or(b) any other matter occurs at or in relation to a place of work which affects the health or safety of any person,being an accident or other matter which is required by the regulations to be notified under this section:(c) except as provided by paragraph (d), the occupier of the place of work, or(d) such other person as is prescribed,shall give notice of the accident or other matter in accordance with subsection (2).
Maximum penalty: 500 penalty units in the case of a corporation or 250 penalty units in any other case.(2) A notice of an accident or other matter referred to in subsection (1) shall be given to such persons, within such time and in such manner as are prescribed.
(1) A person must not commence to carry out work of a kind prescribed by the regulations at a place of work unless the person has given notice of the proposed work in accordance with this section.
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units.(2) The regulations may prescribe the following kinds of work for the purposes of subsection (1):(a) construction work,(b) demolition work,(c) the setting up or erection of cranes, hoists, scaffolding, conveyors, escalators, lifts or moving walks,(d) any other work (whether or not of the same kind).(3) Any notice under this section:(a) is to be in the form approved by the WorkCover Authority, and(b) is to be given at least 7 days before the commencement of the proposed work, and(c) is to be given to the WorkCover Authority by leaving it at, or by sending it by post or by facsimile transmission to, an office of the WorkCover Authority.(4) The regulations may:(a) require a notice to be given in a different manner, or within a different time, from that prescribed by subsection (3), and(b) require a notice to be given by a person other than the person proposing to carry out the work.(5) (Repealed)
A provision of the associated occupational health and safety legislation which requires notice to be given of an accident or other matter shall, if the regulations so provide, not have any effect.