Workers Compensation (Bush Fire, Emergency and Rescue Services) Act 1987 No 83
Current version for 6 July 2009 to date (accessed 29 November 2014 at 05:02)

8   Associated operation or work

(cf defn of “injury” in former s 17B (1))

(1)  An associated operation or work is:
(a)  a bush fire preventive operation,
(b)  preparatory work,
(c)  work of a prescribed kind (which may, but need not, be related to bush fire fighting, bush fire preventive operations or preparatory work), or
(d)  work which, in the opinion of the Authority having regard to all the circumstances and the advice of the Minister administering the State Emergency Service Act 1989, should be deemed to be work of a kind to which this paragraph applies.
(2)  A bush fire preventive operation is:
(a)  the burning, ploughing or clearing of firebreaks, or
(b)  any other operation including (but without being limited to) the inspection of fire breaks or other works and the survey of areas for the purpose of detecting fires or ascertaining the need for precautions against outbreak of fire,
carried out by a rural fire brigade for the purpose of preventing the outbreak of bush fires or of restricting the spread of bush fires should they occur.
(3)  Preparatory work is:
(a)  the training or instruction of persons, by means of demonstrations, exercises, competitions or otherwise, in the fighting of bush fires, or in the carrying out of bush fire preventive operations, or
(b)  the examination, preparation, maintenance, adjustment or repair of any vehicle, equipment or thing used or intended to be used by a rural fire brigade for the fighting of bush fires or for the carrying out of bush fire preventive operations,
and includes the giving or receiving of such training or instruction or the carrying out of or assisting to carry out such examination, preparation, maintenance, adjustment or repair.
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