Functions Of Labour Inspection And Actions The Labour Inspector Could Take Following The Visit

  • Reviewed By: M. Saad (Safety Specialist, CMIOSH)

Functions of labour inspection:

  • to Advise the employees and employers of their rights and obligations to employment law
  • to conduct inspections
  • to investigate complaints made by workers to a labour inspector
  • to secure and enforce compliance with an employment law by securing the undertaking or issuing the compliance orders; and
  • to perform any other prescribed function

Following visit

Inspector will securing Undertaking

  • if labour inspector has reasonable grounds to believe that an employer is not in compliance with any provision of the Act may endeavour to secure a written undertaking like he may seek to obtain agreement
  • If an employer remains fail to comply with the written undertaking given by the employer then the Director-General may apply to the Labour Court for issuing an order directing the employer to comply the above.

Inspector using legal mandate following inspection can Issue compliance order

  • If labour inspector has reasonable grounds to believe that an employer has not complied with a provision of the Act may issue a Improvement NoticeProhibition NoticeBoth are compliance order that also mentions the date by which the employer should serve it or if he wish he can Take it to the Labour Court
  • The employer need to display a copy of the recieved compliance order at prominent places at workplace
  • An employer must comply with the notice order within the time period stated in the order.
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Badar Javed

Badar Javed is an experienced safety industry professional with more than 10 years of service, specializing in the development and management of safety protocols across various sectors, including construction and oil refineries. His work has been pivotal in ensuring the protection of employees and customers through effective safety measures.