Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

Directions for improvement plan.

65.—(1) Where an inspector is of the opinion that there is occurring or likely to occur any activity which involves or is likely to involve a risk to the safety, health or welfare of persons, he or she may give a written direction to the employer concerned requiring submission to him or her of an improvement plan.

(2) A direction given under subsection (1) shall—

(a) identify the activity which is or is likely to be a risk,

(b) require the submission to the inspector, within a period of one month, of an improvement plan specifying the remedial action proposed to be taken,

(c) require the employer to implement the plan, and

(d) include any other requirements that the inspector considers necessary.

(3) Where there is a safety representative in a place of work in respect of which a direction is given under subsection (1), the inspector shall give a copy of the direction to the safety representative.

(4) Within one month of receipt of an improvement plan submitted under subsection (2), an inspector, by written notice to the person who submitted the plan—

(a) shall confirm whether or not he or she is satisfied that the plan is adequate, or

(b) may direct that the plan be revised as specified in the notice and resubmitted to the inspector within a period specified in the notice.