(1) Where a person is seriously harmed while at work, no person shall, unless authorised to do so by an inspector, remove or in any way interfere with or disturb any wreckage, article, or thing related to the incident except to the extent necessary—
(a) to save the life of, prevent harm to, or relieve the suffering of, any person; or
(b) to maintain the access of the general public to an essential service or utility; or
(c) to prevent serious damage to or serious loss of property.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply where a person is seriously harmed by—
(a) an accident involving a motor vehicle on a public highway; or
(b) an accident being investigated under Part 8 of the Shipping and Seamen Act 1952, the Armed Forces Discipline Act 1971, the Civil Aviation Act 1990, the Transport Accident Investigation Commission Act 1990, the Electricity Act 1992, or the Gas Act 1992; or
(c) an accident being investigated by a constable.
Section 26(2)(b): amended, on 1 April 1993, by section 173(2) of the Electricity Act 1992 (1992 No 122).
Section 26(2)(c): amended, on 1 October 2008, pursuant to section 116(a)(ii) of the Policing Act 2008 (2008 No 72).