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Work Health and Safety Act 2011 No 10
Current version for 6 January 2017 to date (accessed 30 April 2017 at 11:22)
5   Meaning of “person conducting a business or undertaking”
(1)  For the purposes of this Act, a person conducts a business or undertaking:
(a)  whether the person conducts the business or undertaking alone or with others, and
(b)  whether or not the business or undertaking is conducted for profit or gain.
(2)  A business or undertaking conducted by a person includes a business or undertaking conducted by a partnership or an unincorporated association.
(3)  If a business or undertaking is conducted by a partnership (other than an incorporated partnership), a reference in this Act to a person conducting the business or undertaking is to be read as a reference to each partner in the partnership.
(4)  A person does not conduct a business or undertaking to the extent that the person is engaged solely as a worker in, or as an officer of, that business or undertaking.
(5)  An elected member of a local authority does not in that capacity conduct a business or undertaking.
(6)  The regulations may specify the circumstances in which a person may be taken not to be a person who conducts a business or undertaking for the purposes of this Act or any provision of this Act.
(7)  A volunteer association does not conduct a business or undertaking for the purposes of this Act.
(8)  In this section, volunteer association means a group of volunteers working together for one or more community purposes where none of the volunteers, whether alone or jointly with any other volunteers, employs any person to carry out work for the volunteer association.