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

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Construction Regulations, 2014

3. Application for construction work permit

 

(1) A client who intends to have construction work carried out, must at least 30 days before that work is to be carried out apply to the provincial director in writing for a construction work permit to perform construction work if the intended construction work will—
(a) exceed 180 days;
(b) will involve more than 1800 person days of construction work; or
(c) the works contract is of a value equal to or exceeding thirteen  million rand or Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) grading level 6.

 

(2) An application contemplated in subregulation (1) must be done in a form similar to Annexure 1.

 

(3) The provincial director must issue a construction work permit in writing to perform construction work contemplated in subregulation (1) within 30 days of receiving the construction work permit application and must assign a site specific number for each construction site.

 

(4) A site specific number contemplated in subregulation (3) must be conspicuously displayed at the main entrance to the site for which that number is assigned.

 

(5) A construction work permit contemplated in this regulation may be granted only if—
(a) the fully completed documents contemplated  in regulation 5(1)(a)  and (b) have been submitted; and
(b) proof in writing has been submitted—
(i) that the client complies with regulation 5(5)
(ii) with  regard to the  registration and good standing  of the principal contractor as contemplated in regulation 5(1)(j);  and
(iii) that regulation 5(1)(c), (d), (e), (f), (g) and (h) has been complied with.

 

(6) A client must ensure that the principal contractor keeps a copy of the construction work permit contemplated in subregulation (1) in the occupational  health and safety file for inspection by an inspector, the client, the client's authorised agent, or an employee.

 

(7) No construction work contemplated in subregulation  (1)  may be commenced  or  carried out before the construction work permit and number  contemplated  in  subregulation  (3)  have been issued and assigned.

 

(8) A site specific number contemplated in subregulation (3) is not transferrable.