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

Personal protective equipment

15 General duty of PCBU to provide personal protective equipment


This regulation and regulations 16 and 17 apply if personal protective equipment is to be used to minimise risks to health and safety.


A PCBU who directs the carrying out of work at a workplace must provide personal protective equipment to workers carrying out the work unless the personal protective equipment has been provided by another PCBU.


A PCBU who contravenes subclause (2) 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: Model Work Health and Safety Regulations (Aust) r 44