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Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017
Current version for 1 July 2020 to date (accessed 17 July 2020 at 00:41)
157 Electrical work on energised electrical equipment—when permitted
(1) A person conducting a business or undertaking must ensure that electrical work on energised electrical equipment is not carried out unless—(a) it is necessary in the interests of health and safety that the electrical work is carried out on the equipment while the equipment is energised, orExample.It may be necessary that life-saving equipment remain energised and operating while electrical work is carried out on the equipment.(b) it is necessary that the electrical equipment to be worked on is energised in order for the work to be carried out properly, or(c) it is necessary for the purposes of testing required under clause 155, or(d) there is no reasonable alternative means of carrying out the work.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) The electrical work that may be carried out under subclause (1)(a), (b) and (d) may include testing of the energised electrical equipment.