Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

Subpart 4—General provisions

27 PCBU must not levy workers

(1)

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.

(2)

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—

(a)

as a pre-condition of employment; or

(b)

as a term or condition in an employment agreement.

(3)

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

(a)

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

(b)

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

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