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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Repealed version for 1 July 2017 to 31 August 2017 (accessed 20 September 2017 at 15:42)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.
Providing temporary work platforms.
Providing training in relation to the risks involved in working at the workplace.
Providing safe work procedures, safe sequencing of work, safe use of ladders, permit systems and appropriate signs.
 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.
 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.
 See clause 5 (1) for definitions of fall arrest system and work positioning system.