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Contents (2011 - 674)
Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011
Repealed version for 1 July 2017 to 31 August 2017 (accessed 20 November 2017 at 22:36)
74   Emergency procedures
(1)  A person conducting a business or undertaking must:
(a)  establish first aid procedures and rescue procedures to be followed in the event of an emergency in a confined space, and
(b)  ensure that the procedures are practised as necessary to ensure that they are efficient and effective.
Maximum penalty:
(a)  in the case of an individual—$6,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.
(2)  The person must ensure that first aid and rescue procedures are initiated from outside the confined space as soon as practicable in an emergency.
Maximum penalty:
(a)  in the case of an individual—$6,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.
(3)  The person must ensure, in relation to any confined space, that:
(a)  the entry and exit openings of the confined space are large enough to allow emergency access, and
(b)  the entry and exit openings of the space are not obstructed, and
(c)  plant, equipment and personal protective equipment provided for first aid or emergency rescue are maintained in good working order.
Maximum penalty:
(a)  in the case of an individual—$6,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.
Note.
 See Part 3.2 for general provisions relating to first aid, personal protective equipment and emergency plans.