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

18 Duty of worker to wear or use personal protective equipment


This regulation applies to a worker—


who has been provided with personal protective equipment by a PCBU under regulation 15(2); or


who has chosen to provide his or her personal protective equipment under regulation 16(1).


The worker must wear or use the personal protective equipment in accordance with any information, training, or reasonable instruction by the PCBU.


The worker must not intentionally misuse or damage the equipment.


The worker must inform the PCBU of any damage to, defect in, or need to clean or decontaminate any of the equipment that the worker becomes aware of.


A worker who contravenes this regulation commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $6,000.

Compare: Model Work Health and Safety Regulations (Aust) r 46