Compliance Mechanisms and Penalties
Inspectors, inspection officers and district workers representatives have powers to ensure compliance with the Act, including entry and inspection of mines and quarries, making inquiries, seizing evidence, and issuing directives.
The chief inspector may prosecute persons, organisation and executive officers of organisation for breaches of the Act, including failure to comply with a directive. Penalties for breaches include fines and imprisonment.
Review or Appeal Mechanisms
A person who has received a directive from an inspector, inspection officer or district workers representative may apply for the directive to be reviewed by the chief inspector. Appeals against a directive or a review decision from the chief inspector may be made to the Industrial Court.
Appeals against certain decisions of the Minister or the board of examiners may be made to the Industrial Magistrates Court.