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Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001
Repealed version for 7 June 2011 to 31 December 2011 (accessed 21 September 2019 at 06:28)
273   Responsible person’s obligations
(1)  The person responsible for a trainee doing scheduled work must ensure that the following requirements are complied with:
(a)  the trainee must at all times be directly supervised by a supervisor designated by the person in accordance with subclause (2), unless the responsible person or supervisor has established:
(i)  that the trainee’s competency makes direct supervision unnecessary, and
(ii)  that a lesser degree of supervision would not endanger the health or safety of the trainee or any other person,
(b)  the trainee must receive directions, demonstrations, training and monitoring appropriate to the work and commensurate with the competence of the trainee,
(c)  it must be possible for immediate remedial action to be taken in the event of an emergency arising out of the trainee’s doing the work.
Maximum penalty: Level 3.
(2)  The person responsible for a trainee may designate a supervisor for the trainee only if:
(a)  the supervisor is a person who holds a certificate of competency or recognised qualification in relation to work of the kind being done by the trainee, or
(b)  if no such person is available, the supervisor is a person who belongs to a class of persons that the guidelines issued by WorkCover in relation to the supervision of trainees recognise as competent to directly supervise a trainee in the doing of the type of work concerned.
(3)  The person responsible for a trainee must ensure that the trainee keeps and maintains a record of training in accordance with clause 275.
Maximum penalty (subclause (3)): Level 1.