OHS Act

Published Date: October 01, 2013
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Section 3 Prime contractor

(1) Every work site must have a prime contractor if there are 2 or more employers involved in work at the work site.

(2) The prime contractor for a work site is

(a) the contractor, employer or other person who enters into an agreement with the owner of the work site to be the prime contractor, or

(b) if no agreement has been made or if no agreement is in force, the owner of the work site.

(3) If a work site is required to have a prime contractor under subsection (1), the prime contractor shall ensure, as far as it is reasonably practicable to do so, that this Act, the regulations and the adopted code are complied with in respect of the work site.

(4) One of the ways in which a prime contractor of a work site may meet the obligation under subsection (3) is for the prime contractor to do everything that is reasonably practicable to establish and maintain a system or process that will ensure compliance with this Act, the regulations and the adopted code in respect of the work site.