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Transitional arrangements

Transitional periods provide industry, business and workers with time to adapt practices to meet the new obligations or requirements of the harmonised Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA) which became operational on 1 January 2013.

Regulations that commenced on 1 January 2015

Regulation 488 - Recognition of asbestos removal licences in other jurisdictions
Regulation 675W - Quarterly reports (mine operators must give the Regulator a quarterly work health and safety report)

Transitional provisions that expired on 1 January 2015

Regulation 724(7) and (8) - Licence to carry out high risk work
Regulation 727 - Asbestos assessors licence
Regulation 728 - Asbestos removal supervisors and asbestos removal workers
Regulation 729 - Applications for asbestos removal licences or asbestos assessor licences
Regulation 731 - Duties of designers
Where the process of designing different types of plant had begun but not been completed prior to the commencement of the WHS Act on 1 January 2013, the duties contained in the OHSW Act that related to design, installation and construction continued to apply for two years. For manufacture, importation and supply the duties contained in the OHSW Act (section 24) continued to apply for one year from that date.

Transitional provisions that extend beyond 1 January 2015

Regulation 726 - Application of regulations 475 and 476 (air monitoring - asbestos removal)
Regulation 736 - Classification and labelling under GHS (Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals)

Regulations that will commence on 1 January 2016

Regulation 216 will apply to a tractor manufactured, imported or originally purchased before 1 January 1981
Regulation 347 - Manifest of hazardous chemicals
Note: Regulation 348, concerning the requirement to notify SafeWork SA if using, handling and/or storing certain quantities of hazardous chemicals, will not be adopted in South Australia.