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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

Appendix 10 :



The following legislation and definitions relate to this Code of Practice


Occupational Health and Safety Act,1993 (Driven Machinery Regulations.)

Regulation 18 (11)


The user shall ensure that every lifting machine is operated by an operator specifically trained for a particular type of lifting machine: Provided that in the case of a lift truck with a lifting capacity of 750 kg or more and jib-cranes with a lifting capacity of 5000 kg or more at minimum jib radius, the user shall not require or permit any person to operate such a lifting machine unless the operator is in possession of a certificate of training, issued by a person or organization approved for the purpose by the Chief Inspector.

[Date effective 01 October 1993 - G.N.R.2483 of 4 September 1992]




Lifting Machine means a power-driven machine designed and constructed for raising or lowering a load or moving it in suspension, and includes a block and tackle, hoist, crane, lift truck or jib crane, but does not include an elevator, escalator, goods hoist or builders hoist.


Jib crane means any crane of which the load is supported by a projecting horizontal or inclined member, known as a jib.


Lift truck means a mobile lifting machine but does not include-

a) a vehicle designed solely for the purpose of lifting or towing another vehicle;
b) a mobile earthmoving machine; or
c) a vehicle designed solely for the removal of a waste bin;


Lifting Tackle means chain slings, rope slings, hooks, shackles, swivels, spreaders or similar appliances.