Amendment Notice – Regulating First Aid Training
Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act No. 85 of 1993) as amended
AMENDED NOTICE OF DIRECTION IN TERMS OF SECTION 27(2) OF THE OHS ACT, READ WITH REGULATION 3(4)(a) OF THE GENERAL SAFETY REGULATIONS
Notice of Direction in terms of section 27(2) of the OHS Act, read with Regulation 3(4)(d) of the General Safety Regulations – GG 41037 GNR 827 (Published 11 August 2017)
Kindly take note that the Chief Inspector, acting within the powers and functions conferred upon him in terms of section 27(2) of the OHS Act, has given notice that as from the date of this notice (11 August 2017), all applications for approval from a person or organisation who wants to provide First Aid training approved by the Chief Inspector, as referred to in Regulation 3(4)(d) of the General Safety Regulations, published under Government Notice R1031 of 30 May 1986, will only be considered if it is accompanied by a valid accreditation certificate issued by the Quality Assurance Body that has been delegated the quality assurance responsibilities for First Aid unit standards by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) established in terms of section 261(1) of the Skills Development Amendment Act, 2008 and has been authorised by the Chief Inspector to carry out such accreditation.
Those that are already registered with the Department of Labour, will after the promulgation of this notice, be granted 12 months to be accredited with Quality Assurance Bodies. All service providers who fail to register within the given period will be automatically de-registered from the Department of Labour’s database and will no longer be recognised as legitimate service providers. This notice is an amendment to the previous notice issued on 30 September 2016.