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General powers of authorised officers

    (1)     An authorised officer who enters any premises under the powers conferred by this Act may do any of the following—

        (a)     inspect, examine, or make enquiries, at the premises;

        (b)     examine or inspect any thing (including a document or part of a document) at the premises;

        (c)     bring any equipment or materials to the premises that may be required;

        (d)     seize any thing (including a document) at the premises if the authorised officer believes on reasonable grounds that—

              (i)     the seizure is required to determine whether there has been a contravention of this Act or the regulations; or

              (ii)     the seized thing may be used as evidence in a possible prosecution for a contravention of this Act or the regulations; or

              (iii)     the seizure is required to minimise a risk to the health of any person;

        (e)     seal a premises or thing;

        (f)     take a sample of, or from, any thing, at the premises for examination, analysis, measurement or testing;

        (g)         analyse, measure or test any thing at the premises with equipment brought to the premises or already at the premises;

        (h)     take any photographs or make any audio or visual recordings at the premises;

              (i)     make copies of, or take extracts from, any document kept at the premises;

        (j)         use or test any equipment at the premises;

        (k)     do any other thing that is reasonably necessary for the purpose of the authorised officer performing or exercising his or her functions or powers under this Act or the regulations.

    (2)     In doing any thing referred to in subsection (1), an authorised officer may be assisted by any person.

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