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

45 Duty to ensure young persons do not perform harmful tasks


A PCBU with management or control of a workplace must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that no worker aged under 15 years is required to lift any weight or to perform any task if lifting the weight or performing the task would be likely to be harmful to the worker’s health.


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 rr 55, 58C