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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

6. Accreditation Requirements for Personnel

 

 

1) Every application for accreditation must demonstrate that the organisation has in the employ persons holding the criteria and qualifications for the appointment as management representative, registered facilitator/assessor.

 

2) Every accredited provider shall appoint in writing a full time employee as a management representative.

 

3) Every accredited provider shall appoint in writing all registered facilitators/assessors.

 

Management Representative

 

1) The management representative shall be empowered with the necessary authority to ensure that the provisions of the Code of Practice are implemented and maintained.

 

2) The accredited provider shall within 7 days notify the authorised body in writing regarding any changes to the management representative.

 

Registered Facilitator

 

A registered facilitator is a person holding registration by the authorised body having complied with the following -

a) Holding a valid certificate of competence for each lifting machine/equipment code in which instruction is given: Provided that in cases continuous training for a particular lifting machine / equipment code the recertification criteria as an certificated operator may be relaxed / lapsed by the Authorised Body but limited to a maximum period of three (3) years;

The duration of initial training for a facilitator shall be at least the same as for a novice operator plus documented 120-hours practical experience.

b) Demonstrating competence in the following unit standards for providing training as evaluated by the authorised body;
i) Coach Learners - numbered 9926
ii) Prepare Learning Aids - numbered 9953
iii) Facilitate Targeted Skills Development - numbered 9956
c) Knowledgeable of this code of practice; and
d) Who is under the supervision and control of an accredited provider.

 

Registered Assessor

 

A registered assessor is a person holding registration by the authorised body having complied with the following -

a) Demonstrating competence in the following unit standards for providing assessment as evaluated by the authorised body;
i) Plan and Conduct Assessments - SAQA ID 7978 or as amended.
b) Knowledge of this code of practice;
c) Demonstrate subject expertise in the category being assessed; and
d) Have a valid certificate of competence.
e) Conduct assessments under the auspices of an accredited provider.

 

In the event of personnel vital to the performance of the accredited provider leaving their employment, accreditation shall be suspended for the specific codes until the accredited provider can prove by assessment that the replacement staffs meet the requirements.