Thursday, December 11, 2008

Legal Check - Part 5 "Form Work and Support Work"

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 5 "Form Work and Support Work" - Construction Regulation 10

1. Competent person appointed in writing to supervise form work and support work.

2. Competent person appointed to examine and inspect form work and support work.

3. Inspected daily, before, during and after placement of load.

4. Up to date register 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 6 "Lifting Machinery and equipment", which will be featured next year.

Neels Nortje
Health and Safety Manager

For back copies of the "Legal Check" series click on the Health and Safety label on this blog.


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