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Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011
Repealed version for 1 July 2017 to 31 August 2017 (accessed 22 September 2017 at 14:23)
Chapter 3 Part 3.1 Clause 36
36   Hierarchy of control measures
(1)  This clause applies if it is not reasonably practicable for a duty holder to eliminate risks to health and safety.
(2)  A duty holder, in minimising risks to health and safety, must implement risk control measures in accordance with this clause.
(3)  The duty holder must minimise risks, so far as is reasonably practicable, by doing 1 or more of the following:
(a)  substituting (wholly or partly) the hazard giving rise to the risk with something that gives rise to a lesser risk,
(b)  isolating the hazard from any person exposed to it,
(c)  implementing engineering controls.
(4)  If a risk then remains, the duty holder must minimise the remaining risk, so far as is reasonably practicable, by implementing administrative controls.
(5)  If a risk then remains, the duty holder must minimise the remaining risk, so far as is reasonably practicable, by ensuring the provision and use of suitable personal protective equipment.
Note.
 A combination of the controls set out in this clause may be used to minimise risks, so far as is reasonably practicable, if a single control is not sufficient for the purpose.