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Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993)

Electrical Installation Regulations,2009

10. Disputes

 

1) Should a dispute arise over the interpretation of a health and safety standard referred to in regulation 5(1) between a user, a registered person, an electrical contractor, an approved inspection authority for electrical installations or a supplier, as the case may be, an affected person may appeal against that interpretation to the chief inspector.

 

2) A person who refers a dispute referred to in subregulation (1) shall serve a notice of dispute, setting out fully the nature and grounds of the dispute, on both the chief inspector and the person whose interpretation he or she is disputing, by personally delivering the notice of dispute or sending it by registered post.

 

3) The person whose interpretation is disputed shall within 14 working days of the date on which he or she received the notice of dispute, forward a notice setting out the reasons for his or her interpretation to the chief inspector.

 

4) The chief inspector shall, after having considered the grounds and the cause of the dispute, confirm, set aside or vary the interpretation of the safety standard in question or substitute it for the interpretation, which in the opinion of the chief inspector, ought to have been given.