Compliance Mechanisms and Penalties:
Inspectors appointed under the Act have powers to monitor and enforce compliance with the Act and investigate suspected breaches of its provisions. Inspectors may issue improvement notices, prohibition notices, and may seize equipment.
Penalties include suspension or cancellation of a licence, seizure of equipment, significant fines and requirement to bear the cost of cleanup of radioactive contamination. Provision to recover the cost of an investigation is also made.
Proceedings for an offence against this Act are to be taken in a summary way under the Justices Act 1886.
Review or Appeal Mechanisms:
You may make an appeal against a decision to refuse to grant or renew a licence or other Act Instrument, or suspend or cancel a licence or other Act Instrument, to the Chief Executive in the first instance.