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Contents (2011 - 10)
Work Health and Safety Act 2011 No 10
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 18 November 2017 at 10:15)
Part 8 Division 1
Division 1 Functions of regulator
152   Functions of regulator
The regulator has the following functions:
(a)  to advise and make recommendations to the Minister and report on the operation and effectiveness of this Act,
(b)  to monitor and enforce compliance with this Act,
(c)  to provide advice and information on work health and safety to duty holders under this Act and to the community,
(d)  to collect, analyse and publish statistics relating to work health and safety,
(e)  to foster a co-operative, consultative relationship between duty holders and the persons to whom they owe duties and their representatives in relation to work health and safety matters,
(f)  to promote and support education and training on matters relating to work health and safety,
(g)  to engage in, promote and co-ordinate the sharing of information to achieve the object of this Act, including the sharing of information with a corresponding regulator,
(h)  to conduct and defend proceedings under this Act before a court or tribunal,
(i)  any other function conferred on the regulator by this Act.
153   Powers of regulator
(1)  Subject to this Act, the regulator has the power to do all things necessary or convenient to be done for or in connection with the performance of its functions.
(2)  Without limiting subsection (1), the regulator has all the powers and functions that an inspector has under this Act.
154   Delegation by regulator
(1)  The regulator may, by instrument in writing, delegate to an authorised person a power or function under this Act other than this power of delegation.
(2)  A delegation under this section:
(a)  may be made subject to such conditions as the regulator thinks fit, and
(b)  is revocable at will, and
(c)  does not derogate from the power of the regulator to act.
(3)  In this section:
authorised person means:
(a)  a member of staff of the regulator, or
(b)  a person of a class prescribed by the regulations or of a class approved by the regulator.