Thursday, November 20, 2008

Legal Check - Part 2 "Excavations"

The "Legal Check" series 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 featured in this series, are those that are the main contributors to accidents in the Construction Industry.

Part 2 "Excavations" - Construction Regulation 11

1. Competent person appointed in writing to examine and inspect all excavations
2. Method statement developed by a competent person where explosives are used
3. Excavations inspected before every shift, after rain, after blasting, ground fall and after damage
4. Register up to date and available on site

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

Look out for Part 3 "Working at Height", which will be featured next week.

Neels Nortje
Health and Safety Manager

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