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

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Construction Regulations, 2014

9. Risk assessment for construction work

 

(1) A contractor must, before the commencement of any construction work and during such construction work, have risk assessments performed by a competent person appointed in writing, which risk assessments form part of the health and safety plan to be applied on the site, and  must  include—
(a) the identification of the risks and hazards to which persons may be exposed to;
(b) an  analysis  and  evaluation  of  the  risks  and  hazards  identified  based  on  a documented method;
(c) a documented plan and applicable safe work procedures to mitigate, reduce or control the risks and hazards that have been identified;
(d) a monitoring plan; and
(e) a review plan.

 

(2) A contractor must ensure that as far as is reasonably practicable, ergonomic related hazards are analyzed, evaluated and addressed in a risk assessment.

 

(3) A contractor must ensure that all employees under his or her control are informed, instructed and trained by a competent person regarding any hazard and the related work procedures and or control measures before any work commences, and thereafter at the times determined in the risk assessment monitoring and review plan of the relevant site.

 

(4) A principal contractor must ensure that all contractors are informed regarding any hazard that is stipulated in the risk assessment before any work commences, and thereafter at the times that may be determined in the risk assessment monitoring and review plan of the relevant site.

 

(5) A contractor must consult with the health and safety committee or, if no health and safety committee exists, with a representative trade union or representative group of employees, on the monitoring and review of the risk assessments of the relevant site.

 

(6) A contractor must ensure that copies of the risk assessments of the relevant site are available on site for inspection by an inspector, the client, the client's agent, any contractor, any employee, a representative trade union, a health and safety representative or any member of the health and safety committee.

 

(7) A contractor must review the relevant risk assessment—
(a) where  changes are effected to the design  and or construction  that  result in a change to the risk profile; or
(b) when an incident has occurred.