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Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017
Current version for 10 June 2020 to date (accessed 3 July 2020 at 09:36)
Division 10 Falling objects
54 Management of risk of falling objects
A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must manage, in accordance with Part 3.1, risks to health and safety associated with an object falling on a person if the falling object is reasonably likely to injure the person.Note.WHS Act—section 19 (see clause 9).
55 Minimising risk associated with falling objects
(1) This clause applies if it is not reasonably practicable to eliminate the risk referred to in clause 54.(2) The person conducting the business or undertaking at a workplace must minimise the risk of an object falling on a person by providing adequate protection against the risk in accordance with this clause.Maximum penalty—(a) in the case of an individual—70 penalty units, or(b) in the case of a body corporate—345 penalty units.(3) The person provides adequate protection against the risk if the person provides and maintains a safe system of work, including—(a) preventing an object from falling freely, so far as is reasonably practicable, or(b) if it is not reasonably practicable to prevent an object from falling freely—providing, so far as is reasonably practicable, a system to arrest the fall of a falling object.Examples.1Providing a secure barrier.2Providing a safe means of raising and lowering objects.3Providing an exclusion zone persons are prohibited from entering.