- Inspection & Investigation
The BEA may initiate an investigation or inspection of the Licensee’s compliance with Act or Regulations if the Authority determines that the Licensees has breached or is likely to breach any provisions of the applicable laws. Inspection can be categorized into:
- Announced inspection
An announced inspection may be carried out with either a long or short notice. The BEA officials shall carry out an inspection of all the Licensees and report the findings to the Authority for necessary action.
- Unannounced inspection
BEA shall inspect all the Licensees with surprise so that it doesn’t lose its intended purpose. When unannounced inspections are carried out the BEA official shall identify themselves (use of employment card or other relevant document) and state what is to be inspected and the purpose of the inspection.
- Investigation of Serious Safety Incidents shall be carried out as per the Section 11 of Safety Regulation, 2008. Accordingly the Licensees shall follow:
- All Serious Safety Incidents shall be reported to the Authority no later than the end of the next business Day following the occurrence of the Serious Safety Incident.
- The Authority may require a Licensee to investigate, or may itself investigate, any Serious Safety Incident.
- Where the Serious Safety Incidents results in fatality, an investigation pursuant to Clause 11.2 of this Regulation shall be carried out. Where the Serious Safety Incident does involve a fatality, the Authority may decide whether an investigation shall be under taken.
- Licensees shall not destroy evidence that may be relevant to an investigation into a Serious Safety Incident without the prior consent of the Authority, and shall comply with all reasonable requests of the Authority in relation to conduct of any such investigation.
- A written report shall be prepared on each investigation into a Serious Safety Incident. The reports shall identify the probable cause of the Serious Safety Incident and shall make recommendations on corrective actions to be taken to reduce the risk of similar events occurring in the future to the extent that this is appropriate.
- The Authority may require a Licensee to take corrective actions as a result of findings of an investigation into a Serious Safety Incidents.