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Under the WHS PAGEO regulations no work is permitted on a facility or operation unless the nomination of an operator has been accepted by the regulator and the nominated operator has been added to the register being maintained by the regulator. (r.20)
It should be noted that this requirement over-rides any previous registration of operators that may have taken place when applying for pipeline licences etc.
A person operating a facility immediately before commencement day is taken to be an operator in relation to the facility under the WHS PAGEO regulations until:
Transitional period means the period of 3 months beginning on commencement day.
Person engaging in operations means any of the following:
Prior to the end of the transitional period, nominations for an operator for a facility must be submitted to the regulator and accepted, otherwise no work is permitted on a facility or operation.
Nomination of registered facility operator form
Before completing the nomination the nominator must ensure that the nominee accepts the nomination and that they do, or will have, day-to-day control of the facility for which they are being nominated.
A guide providing information regarding preparation and lodgement of nomination of operator is currently being drafted and will be available shortly.
Nomination of an operator of a facility under the WHS PAGEO regulations can be done by:
Details required to be included in the written nomination are:
Once the application form has been completed, submit to the regulator via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This guide has an operations focus and is set out in the context of risk assessment and legislative requirements of all responsible persons.