Thursday, January 15, 2009

Legal Check - Part 6 "Lifting Machinery and Equipment"

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 6 "Lifting Machinery and Equipment" - Construction Regulation 17 & 20

1. Competent person appointed in writing to inspect all lifting machines and equipment.

2. All lifting machinery and equipment identified / numbered and on register.

3. All equipment load tested and inspected at correct legal intervals.

4. Competent persons appointed in writing to operate lifting machinery and equipment.

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

Look out for Part 7 "PPE Personal Protective Equipment", which will be featured next week.

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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