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RAIL SAFETY (LOCAL OPERATIONS) ACT 2006 - SECT 23A

Duty of persons engaged in loading and unloading rolling stock

S. 23A(1) amended by No. 23/2013 s. 27.

    (1)     A person who loads goods or freight onto, or unloads goods or freight from, rolling stock in connection with the transport of those goods or freight by rail must, so far as is reasonably practicable, ensure that the loading or unloading is carried out safely.

Penalty:     In the case of a natural person, $300 000 or imprisonment for 5 years or both;

In the case of a body corporate, $3 000 000.

    (2)     An offence against subsection (1) is an indictable offence.

Note

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

Division 4—Safety management systems

S. 24 amended by No. 23/2013 s. 28.



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