Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017
Current version for 1 July 2020 to date (accessed 15 July 2020 at 19:37)
Chapter 4 Part 4.2 Clause 61
61   Duties of designers, manufacturers, importers and suppliers of plant or structures
(1)  A designer of plant or a structure must ensure that the plant or structure is designed so as to eliminate the need for any hazardous manual task to be carried out in connection with the plant or structure.
Maximum penalty—
(a)  in the case of an individual—70 penalty units, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—345 penalty units.
(2)  If it is not reasonably practicable to comply with subclause (1), the designer must ensure that the plant or structure is designed so that the need for any hazardous manual task to be carried out in connection with the plant or structure is minimised so far as is reasonably practicable.
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 designer must give to each person who is provided with the design for the purpose of giving effect to it adequate information about the features of the plant or structure that eliminate or minimise the need for any hazardous manual task to be carried out in connection with the plant or structure.
Maximum penalty—
(a)  in the case of an individual—70 penalty units, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—345 penalty units.
(4)  A manufacturer of plant or a structure must ensure that the plant or structure is manufactured so as to eliminate the need for any hazardous manual task to be carried out in connection with the plant or structure.
Maximum penalty—
(a)  in the case of an individual—70 penalty units, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—345 penalty units.
(5)  If it is not reasonably practicable to comply with subclause (4), the manufacturer must ensure that the plant or structure is manufactured so that the need for any hazardous manual task to be carried out in connection with the plant or structure is minimised so far as is reasonably practicable.
Maximum penalty—
(a)  in the case of an individual—70 penalty units, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—345 penalty units.
(6)  The manufacturer must give to each person to whom the manufacturer provides the plant or structure adequate information about the features of the plant or structure that eliminate or minimise the need for any hazardous manual task to be carried out in connection with the plant or structure.
Maximum penalty—
(a)  in the case of an individual—70 penalty units, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—345 penalty units.
(7)  An importer of plant or a structure must take all reasonable steps to—
(a)  obtain the information the designer or manufacturer is required to give under subclause (3) or (6), and
(b)  give that information to any person to whom the importer supplies the plant.
Maximum penalty—
(a)  in the case of an individual—70 penalty units, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—345 penalty units.
(8)  A supplier of plant or a structure must take all reasonable steps to—
(a)  obtain the information the designer, manufacturer or importer is required to give a supplier under subclause (3), (6) or (7), and
(b)  give that information to any person to whom the supplier supplies the plant.
Maximum penalty—
(a)  in the case of an individual—70 penalty units, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—345 penalty units.