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Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011

The Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (the WHS Regulation) describes how to prevent or minimise a risk at your workplace. You must do what the regulation says.

If a risk at your workplace is not covered by the regulation or code of practice then you must choose an appropriate way to manage exposure to the risk.

A person conducting a business or undertaking must, where there is no regulation or code of practice about a risk, eliminate or minimise risks so far as is reasonably practicable.

Further information

Australian and other standards (Safe Work Australia) - Information sheets providing general guidance for duty holders on Australian and other Standards and how they interact with the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act and WHS Regulations.

More information regarding electrical safety duties and obligations can be found in the Electrical Safety Act 2002 (the ES Act).

Last updated
02 July 2018

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