OHS Code

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

Section 7 Hazard assessment

(1) An employer must assess a work site and identify existing and potential hazards before work begins at the work site or prior to the construction of a new work site.

(2) An employer must prepare a report of the results of a hazard assessment and the methods used to control or eliminate the hazards identified.

(3) An employer must ensure that the date on which the hazard assessment is prepared or revised is recorded on it.

(4) An employer must ensure that the hazard assessment is repeated

(a) at reasonably practicable intervals to prevent the development of unsafe and unhealthy working conditions,

(b) when a new work process is introduced,

(c) when a work process or operation changes, or

(d) before the construction of significant additions or alterations to a work site.

(5) A prime contractor must ensure that any employer on a work site is made aware of any existing or potential work site hazards that may affect that employer’s workers.