Telecommunications (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1996

Authorised officers.

12.—(1) The Director may appoint persons to be authorised officers for the purposes of this section.

(2) A person appointed under subsection (1) shall, on his or her appointment, be furnished by the Director with a certificate of his or her appointment and when exercising a power conferred by subsection (3) shall, if requested by any person thereby affected, produce such certificate to that person for inspection.

(3) For the purposes of obtaining any information necessary for the exercise by the Director of his or her functions under this Act, an authorised officer may—

(a) enter at any time the premises of a provider of telecommunications services for the purpose of exercising any powers conferred on him or her by this section,

(b) require any provider of telecommunications services to produce to him or her any books, documents or records relating to the provision of telecommunications services which are in such provider's power or control and to give to him or her such information as he or she may reasonably require in relation to any entries in such books, documents or records,

(c) inspect or take extracts from any such books, documents and records,

(d) require a provider of telecommunications services mentioned in paragraph (a) to give to the authorised officer any information which the authorised officer may reasonably require with regard to the provision of telecommunications services,

(e) make such inspections, tests and measurements of machinery, apparatus and other equipment on the premises as he or she considers appropriate.