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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

8. Certification

 

 

1) A certificate of competence and a carry card is only valid for a period of 24 months, from the date of issue.

 

2) A certificate of competence must include the following information:
a) name and logo of the accredited provider or authorised body;
b) address of accredited provider;
c) accreditation number of provider;
d) certificate identification or serial number;
e) identification of Act and Regulation;
f) initials and surname of operator;
g) identification number of operator;
h) lifting machine code, code description of equipment, attachments and capacity;
i) registration number of Learning Material;
j) restrictions of operation;
k) registration number of facilitator and assessor;
l) unit standard number and credit value;
m) date of issue and expiry date; and
n) authorising signature.

 

3) carry card must be issued upon certification or re-certification and must include the following information:
a) name and logo of the accredited provider or authorised body;
b) certificate identification or serial number;
c) initials and surname of operator;
d) identification number of operator;
e) lifting machine code, code description of equipment, attachments and capacity;
f) restrictions of operation;
g) registration number of facilitator and assessor;
h) date of issue and expiry date; and
i) authorising signature.

 

4) No person shall operate any equipment covered by this Code of Practice without a valid certificate of competence required by the applicable regulation published under the Occupational Health and Safety Act or any other applicable Act.

 

5) Any certificate of competence or any other certificate intended for use within the scope of this code of practice, without a validity period or are older than 24 months of the date of issue shall be considered void. See clause Training Course Duration for certificates issued 24 months prior to the publication of this Code of Practice.