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Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011
Repealed version for 1 July 2017 to 31 August 2017 (accessed 24 September 2017 at 20:20)
Chapter 4 Part 4.2
Part 4.2 Hazardous manual tasks
60   Managing risks to health and safety
(1)  A person conducting a business or undertaking must manage risks to health and safety relating to a musculoskeletal disorder associated with a hazardous manual task, in accordance with Part 3.1.
Note.
 WHS Act—section 19 (see clause 9).
(2)  In determining the control measures to implement under subclause (1), the person conducting the business or undertaking must have regard to all relevant matters that may contribute to a musculoskeletal disorder, including:
(a)  postures, movements, forces and vibration relating to the hazardous manual task, and
(b)  the duration and frequency of the hazardous manual task, and
(c)  workplace environmental conditions that may affect the hazardous manual task or the worker performing it, and
(d)  the design of the work area, and
(e)  the layout of the workplace, and
(f)  the systems of work used, and
(g)  the nature, size, weight or number of persons, animals or things involved in carrying out the hazardous manual task.
61   Duties of designers, manufacturers, importers and suppliers of plant or structures
(1)  A designer of plant or a structure must ensure that the plant or structure is designed so as to eliminate the need for any hazardous manual task to be carried out in connection with the plant or structure.
Maximum penalty:
(a)  in the case of an individual—$6,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.
(2)  If it is not reasonably practicable to comply with subclause (1), the designer must ensure that the plant or structure is designed so that the need for any hazardous manual task to be carried out in connection with the plant or structure is minimised so far as is reasonably practicable.
Maximum penalty:
(a)  in the case of an individual—$6,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.
(3)  The designer must give to each person who is provided with the design for the purpose of giving effect to it adequate information about the features of the plant or structure that eliminate or minimise the need for any hazardous manual task to be carried out in connection with the plant or structure.
Maximum penalty:
(a)  in the case of an individual—$6,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.
(4)  A manufacturer of plant or a structure must ensure that the plant or structure is manufactured so as to eliminate the need for any hazardous manual task to be carried out in connection with the plant or structure.
Maximum penalty:
(a)  in the case of an individual—$6,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.
(5)  If it is not reasonably practicable to comply with subclause (4), the manufacturer must ensure that the plant or structure is manufactured so that the need for any hazardous manual task to be carried out in connection with the plant or structure is minimised so far as is reasonably practicable.
Maximum penalty:
(a)  in the case of an individual—$6,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.
(6)  The manufacturer must give to each person to whom the manufacturer provides the plant or structure adequate information about the features of the plant or structure that eliminate or minimise the need for any hazardous manual task to be carried out in connection with the plant or structure.
Maximum penalty:
(a)  in the case of an individual—$6,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.
(7)  An importer of plant or a structure must take all reasonable steps to:
(a)  obtain the information the designer or manufacturer is required to give under subclause (3) or (6), and
(b)  give that information to any person to whom the importer supplies the plant.
Maximum penalty:
(a)  in the case of an individual—$6,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.
(8)  A supplier of plant or a structure must take all reasonable steps to:
(a)  obtain the information the designer, manufacturer or importer is required to give a supplier under subclause (3), (6) or (7), and
(b)  give that information to any person to whom the supplier supplies the plant.
Maximum penalty:
(a)  in the case of an individual—$6,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.