(1) Subject to subsection (2), a fire safety inspector or an authorised person while a closure and evacuation notice is in force may direct any person in the licensed premises to which the notice applies to leave the licensed premises in the manner directed.
(2) The fire safety inspector or an authorised person must—
(a) produce his or her identity card before exercising a power under subsection (1); and
(b) inform the person that—
(i) the fire safety inspector or authorised person is empowered to direct the person to leave the licensed premises; and
(ii) it is an offence to fail to comply with the direction.
(3) A direction under subsection (1)—
(a) may be given orally or in writing; and
(b) must be reasonable in all the circumstances.
S. 148ZH(4) amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 96.31).
(4) A police officer may exercise a power under this section if a request for assistance has been made under section 148ZI by the fire safety inspector.
S. 148ZI inserted by No. 64/2010 s. 7, amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 96.31).