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30 Electrical inspectors.E+W+S

(1)The Secretary of State may appoint competent and impartial persons to be electrical inspectors under this Part.

(2)The duties of an electrical inspector under this Part shall be as follows—

(a)to inspect and test, periodically and in special cases, electric lines and electrical plant belonging to persons authorised by a licence or exemption to generate, transmit or [F1distribute] electricity;

(b)to examine, periodically and in special cases, the generation, transmission [F2, distribution] or supply of electricity by such persons;

(c)to inspect and test, if and when required by any consumer, any such lines and plant on the consumer’s premises, for the purpose of determining whether any requirement imposed by or under this Part in respect of the lines or plant or the [F3conveyance of electricity through] them has been complied with; and

(d)such other duties as may be imposed by regulations under this section or as the Secretary of State may determine.

(3)The Secretary of State may by regulations—

(a)prescribe the manner in which and the times at which any duties are to be performed by electrical inspectors;

(b)require persons authorised by a licence or exemption to [F4carry on licensable activities]

(i)to furnish electrical inspectors with records or other information; and

(ii)to allow such inspectors access to premises and the use of electrical plant and other facilities;

(c)make provision for relieving [F5electricity distributors from any duty under section 16 or authorising them to disconnect any premises or distribution system] in such cases as may be prescribed; and

(d)prescribe the amount of the fees which are to be payable to such inspectors.

(4)Any fees received by electrical inspectors shall be paid to the Secretary of State; and any sums received by him under this subsection shall be paid into the Consolidated Fund.

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F1Words in s. 30(2)(a) substituted (1.10.2001) by 2000 c. 27, s. 108, Sch. 6 Pt. II para. 31(2)(a); S.I. 2001/3266, art. 2, Sch. (subject to transitional provisions in arts. 3-20)

F2Words in s. 30(2)(b) inserted (1.10.2001) by 2000 c. 27, s. 108, Sch. 6 Pt. II para. 31(2)(b); S.I. 2001/3266, art. 2, Sch. (subject to transitional provisions in arts. 3-20)

F3Words in s. 30(2)(c) substituted (1.10.2001) by 2000 c. 27, s. 108, Sch. 6 Pt. II para. 31(2)(c); S.I. 2001/3266, art. 2, Sch. (subject to transitional provisions in arts. 3-20)

F4Words in s. 30(3)(b) substituted (1.10.2001) by 2000 c. 27, s. 108, Sch. 6 Pt. II para. 31(3)(a); S.I. 2001/3266, art. 2, Sch. (subject to transitional provisions in arts. 3-20)

F5Words in s. 30(3)(c) substituted (1.10.2001) by 2000 c. 27, s. 108, Sch. 6 Pt. II para. 31(3)(b); S.I. 2001/3266, art. 2, Sch. (subject to transitional provisions in arts. 3-20)

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