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

48 Duty to ensure young persons do not carry out night work


A PCBU must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that no worker aged under 16 years works between the hours of 10 pm on any day and 6 am on the next day.


Subclause (1) does not apply if the worker’s work complies in all respects with an approved code of practice relating to the employment or engagement of persons under 16 years between those hours in work of the kind that the worker is carrying out.


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 58, 58F