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Contents (2011 - 10)
Work Health and Safety Act 2011 No 10
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 24 October 2017 at 16:48)
Part 9 Division 2
Division 2 Functions and powers of inspectors
160   Functions and powers of inspectors
An inspector has the following functions and powers under this Act:
(a)  to provide information and advice about compliance with this Act,
(b)  to assist in the resolution of:
(i)  work health and safety issues at workplaces, and
(ii)  issues related to access to a workplace by an assistant to a health and safety representative, and
(iii)  issues related to the exercise or purported exercise of a right of entry under Part 7,
(c)  to review disputed provisional improvement notices,
(d)  to require compliance with this Act through the issuing of notices,
(e)  to investigate contraventions of this Act and assist in the prosecution of offences,
(f)  to attend coronial inquests in relation to work-related deaths and examine witnesses.
161   Conditions on inspectors’ compliance powers
An inspector’s compliance powers are subject to any conditions specified in the instrument of the inspector’s appointment.
162   Inspectors subject to regulator’s directions
(1)  An inspector is subject to the regulator’s directions in the exercise of the inspector’s compliance powers.
(2)  A direction under subsection (1) may be of a general nature or may relate to a specified matter or specified class of matter.
162A   (Repealed)