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Contents (2011 - 10)
Work Health and Safety Act 2011 No 10
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 24 October 2017 at 16:40)
7   Meaning of “worker”
(1)  A person is a worker if the person carries out work in any capacity for a person conducting a business or undertaking, including work as:
(a)  an employee, or
(b)  a contractor or subcontractor, or
(c)  an employee of a contractor or subcontractor, or
(d)  an employee of a labour hire company who has been assigned to work in the person’s business or undertaking, or
(e)  an outworker, or
(f)  an apprentice or trainee, or
(g)  a student gaining work experience, or
(h)  a volunteer, or
(i)  a person of a prescribed class.
(2)  For the purposes of this Act, a police officer is:
(a)  a worker, and
(b)  at work throughout the time when the officer is on duty or lawfully performing the functions of a police officer, but not otherwise.
(3)  The person conducting the business or undertaking is also a worker if the person is an individual who carries out work in that business or undertaking.