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


General Administrative Regulations, 2003

12. Offences and penalties



1) Any person who-
a) contravenes or fails to comply with any provision of regulations 2(1), 4, 5, 6(1), 7, 8(1), 8(2), 8(3), 8(4), 9(1), 9(2), 9(3), 9(4), 10(2) or 10(3);
b) fails to furnish a return required in terms of regulation 11; or
c) refuses or fails to comply, to the best of his or her ability, with a request made by the inspector to make available a person to accompany him or her during the visit of the workplace, shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding 12 months and, in the case of a continuous offence, to an additional fine of R200 for each day on which the offence continues or to additional imprisonment of one day for each day on which the offence continues: Provided that the period of such additional imprisonment shall in no case exceed 90 days.