Entering residential premises
Inspectors have the power to enter a residential premises:
- when the inspector reasonably suspects a residential premises is used as a workplace
- when entry is authorised by a search warrant
- that is used for storing or handling dangerous goods
- that involves the use or storage of high risk plant that affects public safety.
They can also do so to gain access to a suspected workplace when:
- they believe there is no reasonable alternative access available
- entry is at a reasonable time, having regard to when any work is being carried out.
Inspectors must leave residential premises if it does not meet the above criteria.