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Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017
Current version for 15 November 2019 to date (accessed 7 December 2019 at 00:53)
222   Industrial robots
(1)  This clause applies to a person with management or control of an industrial robot or other remotely or automatically energised plant at a workplace.
(2)  The person must not direct or allow a worker to work in the immediate vicinity of the plant if it could start without warning and cause a hazard, unless suitable control measures are in place to control the risks to health and safety.
Maximum penalty—
(a)  in the case of an individual—$6,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.
(3)  If the remote or automatic energising of the plant could lead to risks to health and safety, the person must ensure that access to the area in the immediate vicinity of the plant is controlled at all times—
(a)  by isolating the area, or
(b)  by—
(i)  providing interlocked guards, or
(ii)  if a risk remains, providing presence-sensing devices, or
(iii)  if a risk then remains, providing permit to work systems.
Maximum penalty—
(a)  in the case of an individual—$6,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.