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    Notice of Direction: Section 27(2) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, read with Regulation 3(4)(a) of the General Safety Regulations

     

    Dear Reader

     

    Please take note of the latest “Notice of Direction: Section 27(2) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, read with Regulation 3(4)(a) of the General Safety Regulations as published through Government Notice No. R.1198/ Government Gazette No. 40313 dated 30 September 2016”. 

     

    This notice will have an effect on all first aid training providers.

     

    Greetings

     

    Tinus Boshoff

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    R.1198 of 2016

     

    (G.G. 40313 of 30/09/2016)

     

    DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR

     

    NOTICE OF DIRECTION IN TERMS OF SECTION 27(2) OF THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT, READ WITH REGULATION 3(4)(A) OF THE GENERAL SAFETY REGULATIONS

     

    I, Tibor Szana, duly designated by the Minister of Labour in terms of section 27(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 as Chief Inspector for the purposes of the aforementioned Act, and acting in terms of the powers and functions conferred upon me by Section 27(2), and those assigned to me by other provisions of the Act, hereby give notice that as from the date of this notice, 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 Regulation published under Government Notice R.1031 of 30 May 1986 will only be considered if it is accompanied by a valid accreditation certificate issued by the Health and Welfare SETA (HWSETA) established in terms of section 9(1) of the Skills Development Act, 1998, and has been authorised by the Chief Inspector to carry out such accreditation.

     

    Those already registered with the Department of Labour, will after the promulgation of this notice, be granted 12 months to be accredited with HWSETA. All service providers who fail to register within the given period will be automatically be de-registered from the Department of Labour database and will no longer be recognized as legitimate service providers.

     

    Signed

    Tibor Szana

    Chief Inspector: OHH

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