Rail Safety Act 2008 No 97
54 Immediate suspension of accreditation
(1) If the ITSRR considers that there is, or would be, an immediate and serious risk to safety unless an accreditation is suspended immediately, the ITSRR may, by written notice given to an accredited person, immediately suspend the accreditation of the person:(a) wholly or in part, and(b) for a specified period, not exceeding 6 weeks.(2) The ITSRR may, by notice in writing given to a person whose accreditation is suspended wholly or in part or in respect of particular railway operations:(a) reduce the period of suspension specified in a notice under subsection (1), or(b) extend the period of suspension specified in a notice under this section but not so that the suspension continues for more than 6 weeks after the date of the notice under subsection (1).(3) The ITSRR may withdraw a suspension of the accreditation of a person by written notice given to the person.(4) Before making a decision to extend a period of suspension, the ITSRR must notify the person in writing that:(a) the ITSRR is considering extending the period of suspension for the reasons specified in the notification, and(b) the person may, within 7 days or any longer period that is specified in the notice, make written representations to the ITSRR showing cause why the decision should not be made.(5) The ITSRR must, before taking action under subsection (2), consider any written representations made within the period specified in the notice and not withdrawn.(6) The ITSRR must include in the notice extending the suspension the reasons for the extension and information about the right of review under section 157.(7) Section 53 does not apply to the taking of action under this section.