Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 3 Hansard (7 March) . . Page.. 773 ..
Under the Utilities Act 2000 inspectors are authorised to:
Ã¯Â¿Â½ monitor and enforce compliance with technical codes (s66(a));
Ã¯Â¿Â½ give directions (s70);
Ã¯Â¿Â½ require person/s to provide information or documentation (s72(1)); and
Ã¯Â¿Â½ take possession of and copy documents (s72(3)).
Under the Scaffolding and Lifts Act 1912 inspectors are authorised to:
Ã¯Â¿Â½ inspect and examine any lift, scaffolding, crane, hoist, plant or gear
constructed or used, or in course of construction, or any building work,
excavation work or compressed air work, and for that purpose may enter any
building, place or premises at all reasonable times (s13(a));
Ã¯Â¿Â½ to make such examination and inquiries as the inspector thinks necessary to
ascertain whether the requirements of this Act are being or have been
complied with (s13(b)); and
Ã¯Â¿Â½ give directions in writing (s15).
Under the Machinery Act 1949 inspectors are authorised to:
enter premises to inspect and examine machinery (s8); and
require any person employed or working on the premises to assist the inspector (s9).
Under the Fuels Control Act 1979 inspectors are authorised to:
inspect any receptacle or equipment, any vehicle that is capable of transporting fuel, required any person to provide information or open for measurement any receptacle on the premises (s9(a-g) and s15);
by notice in writing, required information regarding fuel and the storage of fuel (s8 and s10); and
by instrument in writing stop the sale of fuel (s12).
Under the Workers Compensation Act 1951 inspectors are authorised to:
require an employer to provide a certificate from a registered auditor with information on wages paid to employees (s23F(1a));
require from an employer a statutory declaration setting out categories of workers and the wages paid (s23F(1 b));
require an employer to produce any prescribed insurance policy (s23F(2a));
enter commercial premises during commercial activities without a warrant (s23G(1));
enter premises with warrant, consent of the occupier and pursuant to a court order (s23G(2a-c));