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

Raised and falling objects

24 Managing risks associated with working under raised objects


A PCBU must manage, in accordance with regulations 5 to 8, risks to health and safety associated with work being done under any object that has been raised or lifted by any means.


If it is not reasonably practicable to eliminate the risk referred to in subclause (1), the PCBU must minimise the risk by, so far as is reasonably practicable, providing supports or other devices to be placed or used under the raised object so that the object cannot fall or be lowered while a worker or other person is under it.


A PCBU who contravenes this regulation 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 16