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Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001
Repealed version for 7 June 2011 to 31 December 2011 (accessed 16 December 2019 at 11:06)
Chapter 1 Clause 4
4   Application of Regulation
(1)  This Regulation applies to all places of work (including all mining workplaces and coal workplaces), except as provided by this Regulation.
(2)  Chapter 5 applies to plant affecting public safety, whether or not the plant is at a place of work or for use at work.
(3), (4)    (Repealed)
 Part 2 of the Act imposes general obligations on employers and other persons and creates offences for breaches of those obligations. This Regulation imposes additional obligations on those persons and on others. Section 29 of the Act provides that compliance with the regulations is not in itself a defence in any proceedings for an offence against Part 2 of the Act (subject to any regulations that modify Part 2), but also provides that a relevant contravention of the regulations is admissible in evidence in any proceedings for an offence against Part 2.
This Regulation applies to all mining workplaces and coal workplaces, except where specific provisions are expressed to not apply or to apply with modifications. In accordance with section 133 of the Act, clause 358 provides that references in certain provisions of the Act to WorkCover, in connection with the application of the provisions to a mining workplace or a coal workplace, are taken to be references to the Department of Industry and Investment, the Director-General of that Department (called the “Department Head (Mining)” in this Regulation or certain inspectors appointed in connection with mining workplaces or coal workplaces.