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

46 Duty to ensure young persons do not work at or with machinery


A PCBU with management or control of a workplace must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that no worker aged under 15 years—


works at or with any machinery at the workplace; or


assists with work at or with any machinery at the workplace.


In subclause (1), machinery


means an engine, motor, or other appliance that provides mechanical energy derived from compressed air, the combustion of fuel, electricity, gas, gaseous products, steam, water, wind, or any other source; and




any plant by or to which the motion of any machinery is transmitted; and


a lifting machine, a lifting vehicle, a machine whose motive power is wholly or partly generated by the human body, and a tractor.


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 rr 56, 58D