OHS Act

Published Date: October 01, 2013
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Section 11 Order stopping the use of unsafe tools, appliances, etc.

(1) When an officer is of the opinion that a tool, appliance or equipment being used or that may be used by a worker

(a) is not in safe operating condition, or

(b) does not comply with the adopted code,

the officer may in writing order the worker to stop using or to refrain from using that tool, appliance or equipment.

(2) When an officer is of the opinion that a supplier is supplying a tool, appliance or equipment that

(a) is not in safe operating condition, or

(b) does not comply with the adopted code,

the officer may in writing order the supplier to stop supplying that tool, appliance or equipment for use by any worker.

(3) If an officer makes an order under this section, the officer may rescind that order on being satisfied that the tool, appliance or equipment in respect of which the order was made

(a) has been repaired or modified so that it is in safe operating condition, or

(b) has been made to comply with the adopted code,

as the case may be.