Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

Subpart 4—General provisions

27 PCBU must not levy workers


A PCBU must not impose a levy or charge on a worker (or permit a levy or charge to be imposed on a worker) for anything done, or provided, in relation to health and safety.


For the purposes of subsection (1), a PCBU will be treated as having levied or charged a worker who is an employee of the PCBU if the PCBU requires the employee to provide his or her own personal protective equipment—


as a pre-condition of employment; or


as a term or condition in an employment agreement.


A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on conviction,—


for an individual, to a fine not exceeding $5,000:


for any other person, to a fine not exceeding $25,000.

Compare: Model Work Health and Safety Act (Aust) s 273