(1) An inspector who enters a place of work or a former place of work under section 31 may take or remove a sample of a substance or thing for analysis, or seize and retain any material, substance, or thing, for the purpose of—
(2) Where an inspector removes or retains a sample, material, substance, or thing under subsection (1), the following provisions shall apply:
(b) subject to paragraph (c), within 7 days of removing or retaining it, the inspector shall give the employer or other person apparently in charge of the place of work concerned written notice of whether the inspector intends to return it or destroy it:
(c) where it is practicable to do so the sample, material, substance, or thing shall be returned to its owner—
(3) This section does not allow an inspector to take a sample from a person's body unless the inspector has that person's informed consent to the taking of the sample.
Section 33(1): substituted, on 5 May 2003, by section 20(1) of the Health and Safety in Employment Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 86).
Section 33(3): added, on 5 May 2003, by section 20(2) of the Health and Safety in Employment Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 86).