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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

5. Entrance Qualification Conditions


1) All learners of whatever status must be physically capable of performing without difficulty the tasks involved in operating the lifting machine/equipment for which they are to receive training or re-certification training and are at least 18 years of age.


2) Before commencing training or re-certification training every learner shall provide the accredited provider with the following:
a) A declaration from the employer confirming the physical and psychological fitness of the learner to undergo the intended training;
b) An optometrist's certificate confirming the learner has adequate day and night vision, and depth perception (e.g. Purdue University standard vision test No. 3): Provided that a valid Professional Driver’s Permit can also be accepted in lieu of the optometrist certificate and physical fitness of the learner to undergo the intended training; and
c) Shall wear the required personal protective equipment as prescribed by the employer under the General Safety Regulation 2 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.


3) All new entrants intended under this code will require to hold at least a General Education and Training Certificate Grade 9 (Std 7 - equivalent ABET)