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Contents (2011 - 10)
Work Health and Safety Act 2011 No 10
Current version for 21 March 2018 to date (accessed 23 May 2018 at 04:11)
Part 9 Division 1
Division 1 Appointment of inspectors
156   Appointment of inspectors
The regulator may, by instrument, appoint any of the following as an inspector:
(a)  an officer or employee of a public authority,
(b)  the holder of a statutory office,
(c)  a person who is appointed as an inspector under a corresponding WHS law,
(d)  a person in a prescribed class of persons.
156A   (Repealed)
157   Identity cards
(1)  The regulator must give each inspector an identity card that states the person’s name and appointment as an inspector and includes any other matter prescribed by the regulations.
(2)  An inspector must produce his or her identity card for inspection on request when exercising compliance powers.
(3)  If a person to whom an identity card has been issued ceases to be an inspector, the person must return the identity card to the regulator as soon as practicable.
158   Accountability of inspectors
(1)  An inspector must give written notice to the regulator of all interests, pecuniary or otherwise, that the inspector has, or acquires, and that conflict or could conflict with the proper performance of the inspector’s functions.
(2)  The regulator must give a direction to an inspector not to deal, or to no longer deal, with a matter if the regulator becomes aware that the inspector has a potential conflict of interest in relation to a matter and the regulator considers that the inspector should not deal, or should no longer deal, with the matter.
159   Suspension and ending of appointment of inspectors
(1)  The regulator may suspend or end the appointment of an inspector.
(2)  A person’s appointment as an inspector ends when the person ceases to be eligible for appointment as an inspector.