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Course Title:         Construction Legislations 2014 / OHS Act 85 of 1993

Description:         This training skill enables be able to explain the basic principles of relevant current health and safety legislation and the consequences of non-compliance.

Duration:               1 Day

Target Audience: Supervisors, SHE Representatives and management

  • 1. Introduction 

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    • • History of Occupational Health and Safety
    • • South African workplace health and safety legal framework
    • • Liability concept
  • 2. Occupational Safety and Health Act 85 of 1993 

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    • • Purpose of the Act
    • • Definitions of the OHS Act
    • • Duties of the employer to employees
    • • General duties of employees at work
    • • Duty not to interfere with, damage or misuse things
    • • Duties of the CEO
    • • Functions of health and Safety Representatives
    • • Functions of safety and health committee
    • • Deductions of employees’ salaries
    • • Reporting of incidents
    • • Acts or omissions by employees and mandataries
  • 3. Construction Regulations 

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    • • Establishment and embodied principles related to construction.
    • • Definitions and terminology applicable to construction work
    • • Construction work and the ‘permit’ system
    • • Notification of construction work
    • • Legal responsibilities – Clients, Agents, Designers, Principle Contractors, Contractors and Sub-contractors
    • • The appointment and responsibilities of construction managers; assistant construction managers and construction health and safety officers. Competence and professional registration of these persons.
    • • Risk assessments on construction.
    • • Specifications – Fall protection, Structures, Temporary works, Excavation, Demolition work, Tunnelling, Scaffolding, Suspended platforms, Rope access work, Material hoists etc
    • • Health and safety plan
    • • Other prescribed documentation
  • Course Notes 

    At the end of the course, learners will be able to:

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    • • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of the relevant legislation.
    • • Explain the requirements for compliance as stipulated in the current legislation.
    • • Determine the management controls required in the legislation to achieve compliance.
    • • Explain the legal obligations of the employer in terms of appointments.
    • • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of his/her legal responsibility in view of their appointment in terms of the relevant legislation.