PENALTIES FOR NON-COMPLIANCE

Offence Corporations Officers Workers
Category 1 $3 million

$600,000 and/or

5 years' imprisonment

$300,000 and/or

5 years' imprisonment

Category 2 $1.5 million $300,000 $150,000
Category 3 $500,000 $100,000 $50,000
Offence categories

Category 1
A person will be guilty of a Category 1 offence if they have a health and safety duty which they fail to comply with; without reasonable excuse, they engage in conduct that exposes an individual (to whom that duty is owed) to a risk of death or serious injury or illness; and they are reckless as to the risk of death or serious injury or illness to that individual.

Category 2
A person will be guilty of a Category 2 offence if they have a health and safety duty which they fail to comply with, and the failure exposes an individual to a risk of death or serious injury or illness.

Category 3
All other offences will be deemed as Category 3 offences.