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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

4. Training System Documentation

 

1) The accredited provider will keep available for inspection and audit the following documentation and information -
a) An approved learning programme for each accredited lifting machine/equipment code;
b) Learner material or course notes per learning programme, which shall include safety rules, checklists, load charts and illustrations of machine components;
c) Theoretical continuous (formative) and final (summative) assessment documents, including model answers for each lifting machine / equipment code;
d) Practical assessment documents, including assessment mark sheets for each category code;
e) Attendance register, with provision for learner and facilitator/assessor signatures for each day of training;
f) A training register to record all certificates issued and shall include; certificate serial number, date of issue, recipient’s name, recipient’s identification number, employer name, lifting machine / equipment codes, facilitator/assessor’s name and accreditation number;
g) The relevant information required in accordance with SAQA’s National Learner Record Database; and proof of submission to the ETQA;
h) The portfolio of competence of each learner is to include a signed copy of the learner’s identity document and a copy of the certificate(s) issued; and
i) The evidence of the training register shall be submitted on request and as specified by the authorised body;

 

RECORDS AND RETENTION

 

1) All learner records shall be maintained by the accredited provider for a minimum period of three (3) years and the records shall be accessible during this time for inspection by the authorised body and Department of Labour.

 

2) The authorised body will similarly retain for three (3) years all its relevant records.

 

TRAINING COURSE DURATION

 

1) The accredited provider shall ensure that every learner is granted sufficient theoretical and practical training to enable the learner to attain the prescribed competency level according to the assessment criteria of the applicable unit standard. The training course duration and instruction conditions may vary according to previous certification of the learner, as indicated below:

 

2) Learners without prior training or experience applicable to a specific lifting machine/equipment code -
a) shall be trained for a minimum of 40 hours, of which a minimum of 50 percent shall be devoted to practical operating instruction;
b) the ratio of learners to facilitator shall not exceed 4:1 for theory training; and
c) the ratio of learners to demonstration/practical training per machine shall also not exceed 4:1 and all operator training must be subject to direct facilitator supervision.

 

Notes:

Operators without a valid certificate/carry card shall not operate the relevant lifting machine/equipment in the working or operating environment.
Operators of immovable machines (area specific) may be trained/assessed in the working or operating environment only under the direct and constant supervision of a facilitator/assessor and the work area is safe and safeguarded.
Should the operator not meet the prescribed unit standard competency further training must be arranged, for the learner to achieve the particular outcome/s.

 

3) Operators with previous certification -
a) operators previously 'certified under the Driven Machinery Regulations whose certificates have expired or are due to expire, shall be subject to recertification training. Provided the re-certification route for an expired certificate is only applicable if the original certificate expired within a maximum period of 90 calendar days. The re-certification training shall comprise a minimum of 4 hours theoretical instruction with special focus on safety and 1-hour practical training and assessment under a ratio of 1:1 instructor/assessor supervision.
b) the ratio of learners to facilitator shall not exceed 4:1 for theory training; and
c) the ratio of learners to demonstration/practical training per machine shall also not exceed 4:1 and all operator training must be subject to direct facilitator supervision.

 

Notes:

Operators without a valid certificate shall not operate the relevant lifting machine/equipment in the working or operating environment.
Operators of immovable machines (area specific) may be trained/assessed in the working or operating environment only under the direct and constant supervision of a facilitator/assessor and the work area is safe and safeguarded.
The 1-hour practical training and assessment period must include sufficient practical preparation/training of the operator before any assessment.
Should the operator not meet the prescribed unit standard competency further training must be arranged, for the learner to achieve the particular outcome/s.