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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

3. Duties of Accredited Providers


1) Accredited providers shall hold valid accreditation issued by an authorised body, in terms of the SAQA Act, and approval from the Chief Inspector, in terms the Driven Machinery Regulation 18, as published under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1993.


2) An accredited provider’s management representative shall be responsible for the implementation and maintenance of a Quality Management System (QMS).


3) The QMS shall address the "Criteria and Guidelines for providers" (as published by SAQA) and the following -
a) The management representative’s delegated duties and responsibilities, including the authorisation of all certificates of competence.
b) The delegation of functions and scope of responsibilities for registered facilitator/s or assessor/s under the supervision and control of an accredited provider, to maintain assurance of management’s support for independent actions and decisions.
c) The accredited provider shall ensure that all assessments are carried out with integrity. Measures shall be implemented to ensure that the accredited provider and its staff are free from all pressures; financial or otherwise that could influence their judgement.
d) A clearly defined written policy and procedure for the resolution of any conflict that may arise from clients or other parties about the activities of the accredited provider.
e) The accredited provider shall ensure confidentiality of all information obtained in the course of its activities. Proprietary rights shall be protected.
f) The accredited provider shall conduct internal moderation on all aspects of its scope of accreditation. A procedure clarifying whom, when, what and how regarding the internal moderation process shall be conducted.




1) The field of activity and extent of the services for which the provider has been accredited and approved shall be detailed in the accreditation document issued by the authorised body. An accredited provider shall not provide training on any lifting machine/equipment code and extent of services other than those for which the provider holds accreditation and approval.


2) The training provided must lead to the competent operation of the lifting machine/equipment within the specific code.


3) Where certification is provided by an accredited provider at premises other than those inspected and approved by the authorised body, then full details of the facilities and equipment used shall be recorded in the format of the facilities check sheet as detailed in Appendix 8.