OHS Act

Published Date: December 04, 2002
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Section 10 Danger to persons on work site

(1) When an officer is of the opinion that a danger to the health or safety of a worker exists in respect of that worker’s employment, the officer may at any time enter into or on any work site and do any or all of the following:

(a) order the work or any part of it that is taking place to be stopped forthwith;

(b) order any worker or other person present to leave the work site forthwith;

(c) in writing order the prime contractor, the contractor or the employer to take measures specified by the officer that the officer considers necessary for the purpose of removing the source of the danger or to protect any person from the danger.

(2) No person shall interfere with an officer in the performance of the officer’s duties under this section.

(3) When requested to do so by an officer, a peace officer shall assist the officer in carrying out the officer’s duties under this section.