Health and Safety at Work (General Risk and Workplace Management) Regulations 2016

6 Hierarchy of control measures

(1)

This regulation applies if it is not reasonably practicable for a PCBU to eliminate risks to health and safety in accordance with section 30(1)(a) of the Act.

(2)

A PCBU must, to minimise risks to health and safety, implement control measures in accordance with this regulation.

(3)

The PCBU must minimise risks to health and safety, so far as is reasonably practicable, by taking 1 or more of the following actions that is the most appropriate and effective taking into account the nature of the risk:

(a)

substituting (wholly or partly) the hazard giving rise to the risk with something that gives rise to a lesser risk:

(b)

isolating the hazard giving rise to the risk to prevent any person coming into contact with it:

(c)

implementing engineering controls.

(4)

If a risk then remains, the PCBU must minimise the remaining risk, so far as is reasonably practicable, by implementing administrative controls.

(5)

If a risk then remains, the PCBU must minimise the remaining risk by ensuring the provision and use of suitable personal protective equipment.

Compare: Model Work Health and Safety Regulations (Aust) r 36