OHS Act

Published Date: October 01, 2013
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Section 34 Acceptances

(1) A Director may, in accordance with the regulations, issue in writing an acceptance to a prime contractor, contractor or employer if, in the Director’s opinion, an alternative tool, appliance, equipment, work process, first aid service or first aid supplies or equipment at a work site provides equal or greater protection than that provided for by the regulations or the adopted code to persons affected by the tool, appliance, equipment, work process, first aid service or first aid supplies or equipment.

(2) A Director may impose terms and conditions the Director considers necessary on the acceptance and those terms and conditions are part of the acceptance.

(3) An acceptance is in effect only during the period prescribed in it and, notwithstanding anything in this Act, the regulations or the adopted code, during that period the terms, conditions or requirements set out in it apply with respect to the tool, appliance, equipment or work process at the work site to which the acceptance applies.

(4) A prime contractor, contractor or employer who is issued an acceptance shall ensure that the acceptance is complied with.

(5) The Regulations Act does not apply to an acceptance issued by a Director.