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Basic Guide to Rights of Health and Safety Inspectors

by lloyd last modified 2008-05-30 16:24

Basic Guide to Rights of Health and Safety Inspectors

Health and Safety Inspectors may enter any workplace, accompanied by anyone who is able to assist them, to get any type of evidence.  They may also block off unsafe workplace areas.

Inspectors’ Rights

Inspectors may -
  • enter any workplace;
  • question anyone in the workplace;
  • examine and copy documents;
  • inspect and remove any item that is or was on the premises;
  • invite interpreters, members of the SAPS, or others to accompany them; and
  • block off unsafe workplace areas.

Based on Legislation in Section 29, Section 30, of the Occupational Health and Safety Act


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