4.1 All reasonably practicable steps – means what is reasonable and practical given the circumstances. Whether a safety measure is reasonable will largely depend on how much harm could be done, how much is known about the hazard and how difficult or expensive it is to put protections in place.
4.2 Accident/Incident – means an event that causes any person to be harmed; or in different circumstances, might have caused any person to be harmed.
4.3 Workplace/Worksite – means a place (whether or not within or forming part of a building, structure or vehicle) where any person is to work, is working, for the time being works, or customarily works, for gain or reward.
4.4 Hazard – means an activity, arrangement, circumstance, event, occurrence, phenomenon, process, situation, or substance (whether arising or caused within or outside a place of work) that is an actual or potential cause or source of harm.
4.5 Significant Hazard – means a hazard that is an actual or potential source of serious harm.
4.6 Harm – means illness, injury, or both; and includes physical or mental harm caused by work-related stress.
4.7 Serious Harm – means death, or harm of a kind or description set out in Part 1 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 or declared by Regulation to be ‘serious’ for the purposes of this Act.
4.8 Hazard Control – means managing a significant hazard through elimination, isolation or minimisation and monitoring.
4.9 Employer – means a person who employs another person to undertake any work for hire or reward.
4.10 Employee – means a person engaged by any person (otherwise than as a Worker) to perform any work for gain or reward.
4.11 Visitors – include groups such as customers, hospital patients, contractors or visitors to the workplace, an Employee’s family, passers-by, and any other person who may be affected by the work activity.
4.12 Persons in Control of the Worksite – includes a person who owns, leases, subleases, or occupies a place of work, or who owns, leases or subleases plant or equipment used in a place of work.