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Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001
Repealed version for 7 June 2011 to 31 December 2011 (accessed 22 August 2019 at 01:27)
Chapter 4 Part 4.4 Clause 80
80   Employer to control risks
(1)  An employer must ensure that:
(a)  all objects are, where appropriate and as far as reasonably practicable, designed, constructed and maintained so as to eliminate risks arising from the manual handling of the objects, and
(b)  work practices used in a place of work are designed so as to eliminate risks arising from manual handling, and
(c)  the working environment is designed to be, as far as reasonably practicable and to the extent that it is within the employer’s control, consistent with the safe handling of objects.
(2)  If it is not reasonably practicable to eliminate a risk arising from manual handling, an employer must design the work activity involving manual handling to control the risk and, if necessary, must:
(a)  modify the design of the objects to be handled or the work environment (to the extent that it is under the employer’s control), taking into account work design and work practices, and
(b)  provide mechanical aids or, subject to subclause (3), make arrangements for team lifting, or both, and
(c)  ensure that the persons carrying out the activity are trained in manual handling techniques, correct use of mechanical aids and team lifting procedures appropriate to the activity.
(3)  An employer must, as far as reasonably practicable, achieve risk control by means other than team lifting.
Maximum penalty: Level 4.