OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 2 Hazard Assessment, Elimination and Control

Section 10 Emergency control of hazard

(1) If emergency action is required to control or eliminate a hazard that is dangerous to the safety or health of workers,

(a) only those workers competent in correcting the condition, and the minimum number necessary to correct the condition, may be exposed to the hazard, and

(a) every reasonable effort must be made to control the hazard while the condition is being corrected.

(2) Sections 7(2) and 7(3) do not apply to an emergency response during the period that emergency action is required.