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Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011
Repealed version for 1 July 2017 to 31 August 2017 (accessed 16 December 2019 at 11:05)
Division 7 Overhead and underground electric lines
166 Duty of person conducting a business or undertaking
(1) A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that no person, plant or thing at the workplace comes within an unsafe distance of an overhead or underground electric line.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 ensure the safe distance of a person, plant or thing from an overhead or underground electric line, the person conducting the business or undertaking at the workplace must ensure that:(a) a risk assessment is conducted in relation to the proposed work, and(b) control measures implemented are consistent with:(i) the risk assessment, and(ii) if an electricity supply authority is responsible for the electric line, any requirements of the authority.Maximum penalty:(a) in the case of an individual—$6,000, or(b) in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.Note.The Electricity (Consumer Safety) Act 2004 and the Electricity Supply (Safety and Network Management) Regulation 2008 also apply to the person conducting the business or undertaking.