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Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011
Repealed version for 1 July 2017 to 31 August 2017 (accessed 23 September 2017 at 08:22)
75   Personal protective equipment in emergencies
(1)  This clause applies in relation to a worker who is to enter a confined space in order to carry out first aid or rescue procedures in an emergency.
(2)  The person conducting the business or undertaking for which the worker is carrying out work must ensure that air supplied respiratory equipment is available for use by, and is provided to, the worker in an emergency in which:
(a)  the atmosphere in the confined space does not have a safe oxygen level, or
(b)  the atmosphere in the space has a harmful concentration of an airborne contaminant, or
(c)  there is a serious risk of the atmosphere in the space becoming affected in the way referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) while the worker is in the space.
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 conducting the business or undertaking for which the worker is carrying out work must ensure that suitable personal protective equipment is available for use by, and is provided to, the worker in an emergency in which:
(a)  an engulfment has occurred inside the confined space, or
(b)  there is a serious risk of an engulfment occurring while the worker is in the space.
Maximum penalty:
(a)  in the case of an individual—$6,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.
Note.
 Clause 44 applies to the use of personal protective equipment, including the equipment provided under this clause.