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

25 Managing risks associated with falling objects

(1)

A PCBU must manage, in accordance with regulations 5 to 8, risks to health and safety associated with a falling object if the object is reasonably likely to fall on and injure a person.

(2)

If it is not reasonably practicable to eliminate the risk referred to in subclause (1), the PCBU must minimise the risk by providing and maintaining a safe system of work that includes—

(a)

measures for preventing an object from falling freely, so far as is reasonably practicable; or

(b)

if it is not reasonably practicable to prevent the object from falling freely, a system to arrest the fall; or

(c)

if it is not reasonably practicable to comply with paragraph (a) or (b), providing an exclusion zone that persons are prohibited from entering.

(3)

A PCBU who contravenes this regulation commits an offence and is liable on conviction,—

(a)

for an individual, to a fine not exceeding $10,000:

(b)

for any other person, to a fine not exceeding $50,000.

Compare: Model Work Health and Safety Regulations (Aust) rr 54, 55