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OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH REGULATIONS 1996 - REG 3.21

3.21 .         Gas, water, sewerage and electricity services, employer etc. to record location of etc.

        (1)         If there is a risk that work to be conducted at a workplace might interfere with any gas, water, sewerage or electrical service then a person who, at the workplace, is an employer, the main contractor, a self‑employed person or a person having control of the workplace must ensure that —

            (a)         the location of the service that might be affected is established; and

            (b)         an accurate diagrammatic representation of the service that might be affected is available at the workplace before the work commences.

        (2)         If any person causes the location of any gas, water, sewerage or electrical service to a workplace to be changed then a person who, at the workplace, is an employer, the main contractor, a self‑employed person or a person having control of the workplace must ensure that an accurate diagrammatic representation of the change to the service is either prepared or amended, as the case requires, to show the change.

        (3)         A person who, at a workplace, is an employer, the main contractor, a self‑employed person or a person having control of the workplace must ensure, where practicable, that “as constructed” drawings showing the location of gas, water, sewerage and electrical service to the workplace are kept at the workplace.

        Penalty applicable to subregulations (1), (2) and (3):

            (a)         in the case of an individual —

                  (i)         for a first offence, $10 000; and

                  (ii)         for a subsequent offence, $12 500;

                or

            (b)         in the case of a body corporate —

                  (i)         for a first offence, $20 000; and

                  (ii)         for a subsequent offence, $25 000.

        [Regulation 3.21 amended: Gazette 14 Dec 2004 p. 6013.]



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