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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT 2004 - SECT 120

Power to give directions

    (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).

Note

However, the offence may be heard and determined summarily (see section 28 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 ).

Division 10—Other matters



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