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Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011
Repealed version for 1 July 2017 to 31 August 2017 (accessed 21 September 2017 at 22:18)
Chapter 3 Part 3.2 Division 8
Division 8 Hazardous atmospheres
51   Managing risks to health and safety
(1)  A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must manage risks to health and safety associated with a hazardous atmosphere at the workplace, in accordance with Part 3.1.
Note.
 WHS Act—section 19 (see clause 9).
(2)  An atmosphere is a hazardous atmosphere if:
(a)  the atmosphere does not have a safe oxygen level, or
(b)  the concentration of oxygen in the atmosphere increases the fire risk, or
(c)  the concentration of flammable gas, vapour, mist or fumes exceeds 5% of the LEL for the gas, vapour, mist or fumes, or
(d)  combustible dust is present in a quantity and form that would result in a hazardous area.
52   Ignition sources
(1)  A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must manage risks to health and safety associated with an ignition source in a hazardous atmosphere at the workplace, in accordance with Part 3.1.
Note.
 WHS Act—section 19 (see clause 9).
(2)  This clause does not apply if the ignition source is part of a deliberate process or activity at the workplace.