10. (1) They shall have the right to make, to the proper authorities, any suggestions they may consider advisable in the interest of safety in public buildings.
(2) They shall have the right, in the performance of their duties, of free entrance into public buildings at any hour of the day or night; and shall be admitted therein without delay, on presenting a card identifying them, bearing the seal of the inspection department and the signature of the Minister of Labour, Manpower and Income Security or that of the chief inspector.
(3) They may require the production of the certificates or other documents required by law and the regulations passed in virtue thereof, as well as all information they may think necessary.
(4) If they have reason to fear being molested in the performance of their duties, they may in any case require one or more constables to accompany them.
(5) If an inspector ascertains that by reason of insufficient resistance or solidity in a building or any part of a building, there is a danger of collapse, he shall forthwith order that such building or part of a building, as the case may be, shall be immediately and completely vacated, and for such purpose may require the services of any member of the municipal or Sûreté du Québec, or of a peace officer.
The Minister of Labour, Manpower and Income Security may suspend or reverse any such decision of the inspector.
(6) They may take samples of material, free of charge, for analysis; they must then inform the owner of the public building and, if possible, return the samples after analysis.
(7) They may make photographs of public buildings.
(8) The Government may, by regulation, specify the powers granted to inspectors and provide for other powers to allow them to see to the application of this act and the regulations.