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Work Health and Safety Act 2011 No 10
Current version for 6 January 2017 to date (accessed 27 April 2017 at 05:37)
Part 9 Division 5
Division 5 Other matters
185   Power to require name and address
(1)  An inspector may require a person to provide the person’s name and residential address if:
(a)  the inspector finds the person committing an offence against this Act, or
(b)  the inspector finds the person in circumstances that lead, or has information that leads, the inspector to reasonably suspect the person has committed an offence against this Act.
(2)  When asking a person to provide his or her name and residential address, the inspector must:
(a)  tell the person the reason for the requirement to provide their name and residential address, and
(b)  warn the person that it is an offence to fail to state that name and residential address, unless the person has a reasonable excuse.
(3)  If the inspector reasonably believes that the name or residential address is false, the inspector may ask the person to give evidence of its correctness. It is not an offence for a person to fail to give that evidence.
(4)  A person must not, without reasonable excuse, refuse or fail to comply with a requirement under subsection (1).
Maximum penalty: $10,000.
(5)  Subsection (4) places an evidential burden on the accused to show a reasonable excuse.
186   Inspector may take affidavits
An inspector is authorised to take affidavits for any purpose relating or incidental to the exercise of his or her compliance powers.
187   Attendance of inspector at coronial inquests
An inspector may attend and has authority to examine witnesses at any inquest into the cause of death of a worker while carrying out work.