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

Part 4 Young persons at workplace

43 Duty to ensure young persons do not carry out certain work


A PCBU must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that no worker aged under 15 years carries out the following types of work:


the manufacture or preparation of goods for trade or sale:


construction work:


logging or tree-felling:


the manufacture, use, or generation of hazardous substances:


any other work of a type that is likely to cause harm to the health and safety of a person aged under 15 years.


Subclause (1) does not apply in relation to a worker aged under 15 years who is carrying out administrative or retail work in a business or undertaking that does work of a type specified in any of paragraphs (a) to (e) of subclause (1).


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


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


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

Compare: SR 1995/167 r 54