Friday, December 5, 2008

Legal Check - Part 4 "Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments"


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 4 "Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments" - Construction Regulation 7

1. Competent person appointed in writing to cause a risk assessment to be performed.

2. Risk assessment to form part of the health and safety plan.

3. Documented plan to include safe work procedures.

4. Monitoring and review plan.

5. Training and instruction of all employees.

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

Look out for Part 5 "Form Work and Support Work", which will be featured next week.

Neels Nortje
Health and Safety Manager

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