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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

2. Duties of Authorised Bodies


1) The authorised body shall appoint an Accreditation Committee to regulate the accreditation functions under the guidance of an appointed competent person.


2) At least four (4) of the members serving on an Accreditation Committee shall be subject matter experts relevant to the lifting machine/equipment codes and training.


3) The accreditation committee shall make final recommendations to the Board of the Authorised Body for final accreditation approval. After accreditation, the Authorised Body shall forward a copy of the accreditation certificate and relevant details of the accredited provider, to the Chief Inspector for approval under the applicable regulation.


4) The authorised body shall maintain the latest information on the accredited provider's, and shall forward such listings on request or at least every three months to the Chief Inspector. The following information fields are to be included; registered name of provider, postal and physical address, contact name, contact numbers, and accredited codes.


5) The authorised body shall at the last working day of January of each year or as may be requested provide the following returns for the previous calendar year to the Chief Inspector;
a) the number of new accredited providers;
b) the number of routine assessments and audits of accredited providers;
c) the number of certificates of competence issued both new and retrained, per code of lifting machine/equipment.


6) The authorised body shall conduct periodic audits of accredited providers to verify compliance to the Code of Practice. Provided that audits shall be conducted at intervals not exceeding 12 months or as determined by the Authorised Body to verify compliance to the Code of Practice.


7) The authorised body is empowered to suspend or withdraw the accreditation of a provider after a fair process for non-conformance with the accreditation criteria. The Authorised Body shall forthwith notify the Chief Inspector of any suspension or withdrawal.