A check inspector for a coal operation may:(a) at any time go into and inspect the shafts, roadways, working places, old workings and machinery and equipment at the coal operation, and(b) inspect any documents or plans that by virtue of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 or the regulations made under that Act, or by virtue of this Act or the regulations made under this Act, are required to be kept at the office of the coal operation, and(c) when there is at the coal operation an event or other occurrence (being an event or occurrence for which notice is required by or under this Act to be given), inspect the place where the event or other occurrence happened and, so far as is necessary for the purpose of ascertaining its cause:(i) inspect any other part of the coal operation and any machinery, apparatus or other thing at the coal operation, or(ii) test the atmosphere at the place where the event or other occurrence happened.
For the purposes of an inspection of a coal operation under section 179, a check inspector may be accompanied by the operator or a representative of the operator, if the operator thinks fit.
A check inspector employed at a coal operation must not leave his or her place of work for the purpose of exercising functions as a check inspector under this Subdivision unless the check inspector gives reasonable notice to the operator of the coal operation of his or her intention to do so. For this purpose, notice given to a supervisor is taken to have been given to the operator.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.