Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017

7.4 Suspension of compliance certificate under Part 6


If a licence holder’s compliance certificate (if applicable) is suspended during an investigation under regulation 6.30, the licence holder’s controlled substance licence is automatically suspended for the same period of time.


If a licence is automatically suspended under subclause (1),—


WorkSafe must notify the licence holder of the suspension; and


the licence holder must immediately return the licence document to WorkSafe; and


the licence ceases to have effect for the period of suspension.


On completion of WorkSafe’s investigation under Part 6, WorkSafe must,—


if the compliance certificate is reinstated under regulation 6.33, return the licence document to the licence holder; or


if the compliance certificate is cancelled under regulation 6.33, withhold the expired licence document.


Regulations 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, and 7.8 do not apply to a controlled substance licence that is suspended if the licence holder’s compliance certificate is suspended under Part 6.