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Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011
Repealed version for 1 July 2017 to 31 August 2017 (accessed 20 November 2017 at 04:52)
43   Duty to prepare, maintain and implement emergency plan
(1)  A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must ensure that an emergency plan is prepared for the workplace, that provides for the following:
(a)  emergency procedures, including:
(i)  an effective response to an emergency, and
(ii)  evacuation procedures, and
(iii)  notifying emergency service organisations at the earliest opportunity, and
(iv)  medical treatment and assistance, and
(v)  effective communication between the person authorised by the person conducting the business or undertaking to coordinate the emergency response and all persons at the workplace,
(b)  testing of the emergency procedures, including the frequency of testing,
(c)  information, training and instruction to relevant workers in relation to implementing the emergency procedures.
Maximum penalty:
(a)  in the case of an individual—$6,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.
(2)  A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must maintain the emergency plan for the workplace so that it remains effective.
Maximum penalty:
(a)  in the case of an individual—$6,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.
(3)  For the purposes of subclauses (1) and (2), the person conducting the business or undertaking must have regard to all relevant matters, including the following:
(a)  the nature of the work being carried out at the workplace,
(b)  the nature of the hazards at the workplace,
(c)  the size and location of the workplace,
(d)  the number and composition of the workers and other persons at the workplace.
(4)  A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must implement the emergency plan for the workplace in the event of an emergency.
Maximum penalty:
(a)  in the case of an individual—$6,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.