Thursday, November 13, 2008

Legal Check - Part 1 "Scaffolding"


This is the first of a multi part "Legal Check" series that will assist Members to do a quick, yet accurate legal check, to see if there is compliance with the requirements, as prescribed in the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 85 of 1993. The items that we will feature, are those that are the main contributors to accidents in the Construction Industry.

Part 1 "Scaffolding" - Construction Regulation 14

1. Competent person appointed in writing to supervise all Scaffold Work
2. Competent person appointed in writing as a Scaffold Team Leader
3. Competent person appointed in writing as a Scaffold Erector
4. Competent person appointed in writing as a Scaffold Inspector
5. Scaffolding inspected weekly, after inclement weather and after alterations
6. Register up to date
7. Scaffold erected, maintained and dismantled in terms of SANS 10085

Competent person - means a person having the knowledge, training, experince and qualifications specific to the work or task being performed.

Look out for Part 2 "Excavations", which will be featured next week

Neels Nortje
Health and Safety Manager

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