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Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993)


Regulations concerning the Certificate of Competency, 1990

2. Issue of Certificates


(1) Certificates of competency shall be issued by the chief inspector in accordance with the recommendations of the Commission of Examiners.


(2) A person to whom a certificate of competency has been issued in terms of subregulation (1) shall be deemed to be a certificated engineer as contemplated in regulation 1 of the General Machinery Regulations promulgated by Government Notice R. 1521 of 5 August 1988.


(3) Any person wishing to obtain a certificate of competency shall apply therefor to the Commission of Examiners.


(4) The Commission of Examiners shall not recommend the issuing of a certificate of competency unless the candidate has passed the qualifying examination or the Commission is satisfied that the candidate possesses sufficient knowledge of the design, assembly, erection, running and maintenance of machinery, apparatus and installations, and of the Act and regulations promulgated thereunder.


(5) A certificate of competency as mechanical engineer shall be in the form of Annexure 1 and a certificate of competency as electrical engineer shall be in the form of Annexure 2.


(6) Any certificate issued in terms of subregulation (1) on which anyone other than the chief inspector has made any amendment of erasure shall be rendered null and void.