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4.0 Offences Relating to Obstruction of Inspectors

It is an offence to assault, obstruct, hinder, threaten, abuse, insult or intimidate an Inspector who is attempting to perform his or her functions under the Act.
It is also an offence to fail, without reasonable excuse, to attend before an Inspector and answer questions or supply information when they are required to do so.

It is also an offence to fail to comply with a direction of an Inspector to cease to have available for use any machinery or equipment considered by the Inspector to be unsatisfactory for use.

For further information on offences relating to obstruction of inspectors, refer to section 10.5.15 of the Act.