Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

Authorisation of inspectors.

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62.—(1) The Authority or a person prescribed under section 33 may authorise such and so many persons as the Authority or person considers appropriate to be inspectors for the purposes of the enforcement of all or any of the relevant statutory provisions within the relevant area of responsibility in accordance with section 33 or 34, as the case may be.

(2) ( a) An inspector shall be furnished with a certificate of authorisation as an inspector.

( b) When exercising a power conferred on him or her by this section, an inspector shall, if requested by a person affected, produce the certificate of authorisation or a copy of it to that person and a form of personal identification.

(3) An authorisation under this section shall cease when the Authority or a person prescribed under section 33 , as the case may be, revokes the authorisation.

(4) Notwithstanding the repeal of the Act of 1989 by section 4 , an inspector authorised immediately before the commencement of that section under section 33 of the Act of 1989 continues to be an inspector as if authorised under this section.

Annotations

Editorial Notes:

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Inspector appointed under section also to be an inspector for purposes of European Union (Prevention of Sharps Injuries in the Healthcare Sector) Regulations 2014 and Council Directive 2010/32/EU of 10 May 2010 as provided (14.03.2014) by European Union (Prevention of Sharps Injuries in the Healthcare Sector) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 135 of 2014), reg. 10(1).