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

Driven Machinery Regulations, 1988

National Code of Practice for the evaluation of Training Providers for Lifting Machine Operators

1. Definitions

 

For purposes of The Code of Practice the following definitions shall apply: -

 

"Accredited Provider"

means a body, which delivers learning/training programmes, which culminate in specified National Qualifications Framework standards or qualifications, and manages the assessment thereof, accredited by an authorised body and approved by the Chief Inspector in terms of the Driven Machinery Regulations.

Accredited Providers shall be one of the following:

a) Sole Proprietor /Legal Entity Training Organisation.
b) In-House Training Division of a company or corporation.
c) Training Division of an equipment supplier company.

 

"Assessment"

means the process of collecting evidence of learner’s work to measure and make judgements about the achievements or non-achievements of specified National Qualifications framework standards and/or qualifications and of this code of practice.

 

"Audit"

means the process undertaken to measure the quality of products or services that have already been made or delivered;

 

"Authorised Body"

means a body accredited in terms of section 5(1)(a)(ii) of the South African Qualifications Authority Act, 1995 (SAQA Act), responsible for monitoring and auditing achievements in terms of national standards or qualifications, and to which specific functions relating to the monitoring and auditing of national standards or qualifications have been assigned in terms of section 5(1)(b)(i) of the Act, and hold authorisation by the Chief Inspector in terms of the Driven Machinery Regulation 18.

 

"Board"

means an executive structure of an Authorised Body, in this context ‘Council’ will have a similar meaning.

 

"Certificated Operator"

a holder of a valid certificate of competence.

 

"Certificate of Competence"

a certificate issued by an accredited provider or authorised body, to a person who has demonstrated competence in a specific category of equipment according to the assessment criteria of the applicable unit standards and the criteria of this Code of Practice.

 

"Lifting Machine/Equipment Codes"

The lifting machine/equipment codes denote the different types of lifting machine/equipment that are covered under this Code of Practice primarily lift-trucks (also known as forklift) and cranes. The unique codes for the different machine types are identified in Appendix 3. See Appendix 12 for typical illustrations.

 

"Management Representative"

A person employed by the Accredited Provider to administer and control the functionality of the provider in accordance with the provisions of the Code of Practice.

 

"Moderator"

means the person, body or organisation that is registered by the relevant authorised body in accordance with criteria established for this purpose by a Standards Generating Body and that ensures the assessment of the outcomes as described in the National Qualifications Framework Standards and/or qualifications, and this Code of Practice, is fair, valid and reliable.

 

"Quality Management System"

means the combination of documented processes used to ensure that the degree of excellence specified is achieved.

 

"Registered Assessor"

means the person who is registered by the relevant authorised body in accordance with criteria established for this purpose by a Standards Generating Body to measure the achievement of specified National Qualifications Framework Standards or qualifications and the criteria of this Code of Practice, and "constituent assessor" has a corresponding meaning;

 

"Facilitator"

means a person who facilitates learning processes, activities, manages and administers assessments.

 

"Regulations"

means regulations as published under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act No.85 of 1993) and shall include other relevant legislation.

 

"Unit Standard"

means the applicable unit standard for operating lifting machine/equipment registered on the National Qualifications Framework by the South African Qualifications Authority