(1) This section applies if—
(a) a person applies under section 16 for registration as a worker for a covered industry; or
(b) an employer applies under section 17 for the registration of a person as a worker for a covered industry.
(2) The registrar must—
(a) register the person as a worker for the covered industry, in the active part of the workers register, if the registrar is satisfied that the person is a worker for the industry; or
(b) in any other case—refuse to register the person as a worker for the industry.