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Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017
Current version for 15 November 2019 to date (accessed 23 February 2020 at 23:11)
Chapter 6 Part 6.1 Clause 293
293   Meaning of “principal contractor”
(1)  In this Chapter, a person conducting a business or undertaking that commissions a construction project is, subject to this clause, the principal contractor for the project.
(2)  If the person referred to in subclause (1) engages another person conducting a business or undertaking as principal contractor for the construction project and authorises the person to have management or control of the workplace and to discharge the duties of a principal contractor under this Chapter, the person so engaged is the principal contractor for the project.
(3)  If the owner of residential premises is an individual who directly or indirectly engages a person conducting a business or undertaking to undertake a construction project in relation to the premises, the person so engaged is the principal contractor for the project if the person has management or control of the workplace.
(4)  A construction project has only one principal contractor at any specific time.
Note.
 A person with management or control of a workplace must comply with section 20 of the Act.