Health and Safety at Work (Petroleum Exploration and Extraction) Regulations 2016

  • This version contains corrections to regulations 39(b), 40(3) and 48(1) under section 25(1)(j)(i), (ii) and (iv) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Duty to notify notifiable incident

71 Duty to notify notifiable incidents

(1)

A permit operator or drilling contractor must notify WorkSafe of any notifiable incident declared under regulation 70 as soon as practicable after the occurrence of the notifiable incident becomes known to the permit operator or drilling contractor.

(2)

The notification required under subclause (1)—

(a)

is in addition to the notification requirements set out in section 56 of the Act; and

(b)

must include the information specified in Schedule 9 to the extent that it is reasonably available to the permit operator or drilling contractor at the time of the notification.

(3)

Section 56(2) to (5) of the Act applies to notification given under subclause (1).

(4)

After complying with subclause (1), the permit operator or the drilling contractor must provide WorkSafe with an initial written report of the circumstances of the notifiable incident that includes the information specified in Part 1 of Schedule 9, by the latest of—

(a)

7 days after the occurrence of the notifiable incident; and

(b)

7 days after the permit operator or the drilling contractor becomes aware of the notifiable incident; and

(c)

any other date specified, in writing, by WorkSafe.

(5)

After complying with subclause (4), the permit operator or the drilling contractor must provide WorkSafe with a detailed written report relating to the notifiable incident that includes the information specified in Parts 1 and 2 of Schedule 9, by the latest of—

(a)

30 days after the occurrence of the notifiable incident; and

(b)

30 days after the permit operator or the drilling contractor becomes aware of the notifiable incident; and

(c)

any other date specified, in writing, by WorkSafe.

(6)

A permit operator or a drilling contractor who contravenes subclause (1), (4), or (5) 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: SR 2013/208 r 78

Regulation 71(1): amended, on 15 May 2017, by regulation 6(1) of the Health and Safety at Work (Petroleum Exploration and Extraction) Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/61).

Regulation 71(2)(b): amended, on 15 May 2017, by regulation 6(1) of the Health and Safety at Work (Petroleum Exploration and Extraction) Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/61).

Regulation 71(4): amended, on 15 May 2017, by regulation 6(2) of the Health and Safety at Work (Petroleum Exploration and Extraction) Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/61).

Regulation 71(5): amended, on 15 May 2017, by regulation 6(2) of the Health and Safety at Work (Petroleum Exploration and Extraction) Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/61).