(1) A person who installs, erects or commissions plant who knows, or ought reasonably to know, that the plant is to be used at a workplace must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that nothing about the way in which the plant is installed, erected or commissioned makes its use unsafe or a risk to health.
Penalty: 1800 penalty units for a natural person;
9000 penalty units for a body corporate.
(2) An offence against subsection (1) is an indictable offence.
Note to s. 31(2) amended by No. 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 90.10).
However, the offence may be heard and determined summarily (see section 28 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 ).