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Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993)

28. Designation of Inspectors by Minister


(1) The Minister may designate any person as an inspector (see Integration Regulations section 3) to perform, subject to the control and directions of the chief inspector, any or all of the functions assigned to an inspector by this Act.


(2) Each inspector designated under subsection (1) shall be furnished with a certificate signed by or on behalf of the Minister and stating that he has been designated as an inspector: Provided that if his designation as inspector is limited to any particular function or functions, his certificate shall state such limitation.


(3) Whenever an inspector designated under subsection (1) performs a function under this Act in the presence of any person affected thereby the inspector shall on demand by such person produce to him the certificate referred to in subsection (2).


(4) Any officer who immediately prior to the commencement of this Act was designated as an inspector under section 20 of the Machinery and Occupational Safety Act, 1983 (Act No. 6 of 1983), shall be deemed to have been designated as an inspector under subsection (1) of this section.