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Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017
Current version for 15 November 2019 to date (accessed 16 December 2019 at 13:50)
219   Plant that lifts or suspends loads
(1)  This clause applies in relation to plant that is used to lift or suspend persons or things.
(2)  The person with management or control of plant at a workplace must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the plant used is specifically designed to lift or suspend the load.
Maximum penalty—
(a)  in the case of an individual—$6,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.
(3)  If it is not reasonably practicable to use plant that is specifically designed to lift or suspend the load, the person must ensure that—
(a)  the plant does not cause a greater risk to health and safety than if specifically designed plant were used, and
(b)  if the plant is lifting or suspending persons, the use of the plant complies with clause 220.
Maximum penalty—
(a)  in the case of an individual—$6,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.
(4)  The person must ensure that the lifting and suspending is carried out—
(a)  with lifting attachments that are suitable for the load being lifted or suspended, and
(b)  within the safe working limits of the plant.
Maximum penalty—
(a)  in the case of an individual—$6,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.
(5)  The person must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that no loads are suspended or travel over a person unless the plant is specifically designed for that purpose.
Maximum penalty—
(a)  in the case of an individual—$6,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.
(6)  The person must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that loads are lifted or suspended in a way that ensures that the load remains under control during the activity.
Maximum penalty—
(a)  in the case of an individual—$6,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.
(7)  The person must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that no load is lifted simultaneously by more than 1 item of plant unless the method of lifting ensures that the load placed on each item of plant does not exceed the design capacity of the plant.
Maximum penalty—
(a)  in the case of an individual—$6,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.