(1) An inspector may give a direction (either orally or in writing) to a person at a workplace if the inspector reasonably believes that it is necessary to do so because of an immediate risk to the health or safety of any person.
(2) A person must not, without reasonable excuse, refuse or fail to comply with a direction given to the person under subsection (1).
Penalty: 500 penalty units for a natural person;
2500 penalty units for a body corporate.
(3) An offence against subsection (2) is an indictable offence.
Note to s. 120(3) amended by No. 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 90.24).
However, the offence may be heard and determined summarily (see section 28 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 ).
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