Powers of Inspection Officers

Inspection Officers from the Labour Monitoring and Compliance Section have the following powers as per the Occupational Safety and Health Decree, Chapter 151;

a) Enter at any reasonable time (or at any time in a dangerous situation) any premises which he/she has reason to believe it is necessary for him to enter,

 

b) Call for and obtain the assistance of a police officer if he/she apprehends any resistance to the exercise of his/her powers.

 

c) Take with him any other person duly authorized by the Minister, and any equipment or materials.

 

d) Make such examination and investigation as may be necessary.

 

e) Take such samples, measurements and photographs and make such recordings as he may consider necessary.

 

f) Require any person who he has reasonable cause to believe to be able to give any information relevant to any examination or investigation under paragraph (d) to answer such questions as the officer sees fit to ask.