Your Legal Duties
New regulations for Occupational Health and Safety came into effect on 1 July 2007.
The OHS Regulations apply to situations where a person can fall more than two metres. These obligations, amongst other specific hazards, are addressed in Chapter 3 of the regulations.
The definition of 'emergency service employee' has been changed to make it clear that the regulations do not apply to volunteers.
Note that employers and self-employed persons still have a duty to volunteers under the OHS Act. The Act requires employers and self-employed persons to protect the health and safety of people from risks associated with their organisation's operations.