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Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001
Repealed version for 7 June 2011 to 31 December 2011 (accessed 19 September 2019 at 00:04)
296   Suspension or cancellation of certificates
(1)  WorkCover may suspend or cancel a certificate of competency if satisfied that:
(a)  the holder of the certificate is no longer competent to do work of the kind authorised by the certificate, or
(b)  the holder of the certificate can no longer be relied on to do work of the kind authorised by the certificate without endangering the health or safety of the holder or any other person, or
(c)  the certificate was obtained on the basis of false or misleading information or a failure to disclose or provide required information.
(2)  Before suspending or cancelling a certificate of competency, WorkCover:
(a)  must cause written notice of the proposed suspension or cancellation to be given to the holder of the certificate, and
(b)  must give the holder of the certificate a reasonable opportunity to make representations to WorkCover in relation to the proposed suspension or cancellation, and
(c)  must have regard to any representations so made.
(2A), (2B)    (Repealed)
(3)  If, after having regard to any representations made by the holder of the certificate, WorkCover decides to proceed with the proposed suspension or cancellation, WorkCover must give to the holder a written notice:
(a)  stating that the certificate is suspended or cancelled, and
(b)  in the case of a suspension, specifying the period for which the certificate is suspended, and
(c)  giving reasons for the suspension or cancellation.
(4)  The suspension or cancellation takes effect on the date on which notice of the suspension or cancellation is given to the holder of the certificate or such later date as may be specified in the notice.
(5)  To remove any doubt, WorkCover may suspend or cancel a certificate of competency on grounds arising wholly or partly outside New South Wales.