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OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH REGULATIONS 1996 - REG 3.64

3.64 .         Overhead power lines, duties of employer etc. as to

        (1)         In this regulation —

        danger zone means anywhere that —

            (a)         is within 0.5 metres of a live insulated overhead power line or aerial bundled conductor line of a voltage of not more than 1 000 volts; or

            (b)         is within 1.0 metre of a live uninsulated overhead power line of a voltage of not more than 1 000 volts; or

            (c)         is within 3.0 metres of a live overhead power line, whether insulated or not, of a voltage exceeding 1 000 volts but not more than 33 000 volts; or

            (d)         is within 6.0 metres of a live overhead power line, whether insulated or not, of a voltage exceeding 33 000 volts;

        overhead power line means an overhead line for the transmission of electrical energy.

        (2)         Subject to subregulation (3), without limiting clause 2.5.5 of AS/NZS 3012, 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 that an employee or any plant or material used or controlled by an employee does not enter the danger zone of an overhead power line.

        Penalty: the regulation 1.16 penalty.

        (3)         A person does not commit an offence under subregulation (2) if, proof of which is on the person —

            (a)         the overhead power line has been adequately insulated and effectively cordoned off to protect the safety of persons or otherwise made safe, as the case requires; or

            (b)         the employee is authorised to carry out electrical work under the Electricity Act 1945 .

        [Regulation 3.64 inserted: Gazette 17 Dec 1999 p. 6232‑3; amended: Gazette 14 Dec 2004 p. 6018; 28 Nov 2008 p. 5031.]



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