Thursday, November 27, 2008

Legal Check - Part 3 "Working at Height"


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 3 "Working at Height" - Construction Regulation 8

1. Competent person appointed in writing to Develop a Fall Protection Plan and ensure implementation and regular updating

2. Fall Protection Plan includes Training, Inspections, Tests and Maintenance of fall protection equipment

3. Medical Certificates of Fitness of key persons working at elevated positions

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

Look out for Part 4 "Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments", which will be featured next week.

Neels Nortje
Health and Safety Manager

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