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Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011
Repealed version for 1 July 2017 to 31 August 2017 (accessed 20 September 2017 at 15:42)
Chapter 4 Part 4.4 Clause 79
79   Specific requirements to minimise risk of fall
(1)  This clause applies if it is not reasonably practicable for the person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace to eliminate the risk of a fall to which clause 78 applies.
(2)  The person must minimise the risk of a fall by providing adequate protection against the risk in accordance with this clause.
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 provides adequate protection against the risk if the person provides and maintains a safe system of work, including by:
(a)  providing a fall prevention device if it is reasonably practicable to do so, or
(b)  if it is not reasonably practicable to provide a fall prevention device, providing a work positioning system, or
(c)  if it is not reasonably practicable to comply with either paragraph (a) or (b), providing a fall arrest system, so far as is reasonably practicable.
Examples.
 
1   
Providing temporary work platforms.
2   
Providing training in relation to the risks involved in working at the workplace.
3   
Providing safe work procedures, safe sequencing of work, safe use of ladders, permit systems and appropriate signs.
Note.
 A combination of the controls set out in this subclause may be used to minimise risks, so far as is practicable, if a single control is not sufficient for the purpose.
(4)  This clause does not apply in relation to the following work:
(a)  the performance of stunt work,
(b)  the performance of acrobatics,
(c)  a theatrical performance,
(d)  a sporting or athletic activity,
(e)  horse riding.
Note.
 Clause 36 applies to the management of risk in relation to this work.
(5)  In this clause, fall prevention device includes:
(a)  a secure fence, and
(b)  edge protection, and
(c)  working platforms, and
(d)  covers.
Note.
 See clause 5 (1) for definitions of fall arrest system and work positioning system.