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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 Training Providers of Lifting Machine Operators (2015)

10. Accreditation requirements for personnel



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


(10.2) Every accredited training provider shall appoint in writing all registered facilitators/assessors.


(10.3) Management Representative
(a) The  management representative shall be empowered with the necessary authority to ensure that the provisions of the Code of Practice are implemented and maintained.
(b) The accredited provider shall within 7 days notify the authorised body in writing regarding any changes to the management representative.


(10.4) Facilitator
(a) A facilitator is a person having complied with the following—
(i) Holding a valid certificate of competence or three to five years experience for each lifting machine/equipment code. Provided that in cases continuous training for a particular lifting machine/equipment code the re-certification 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).

Demonstrating competence for providing training as evaluated according to the relevant criteria.

(ii) Planned competence in line with education and training development qualification as registered with SAQA.
(iii) Knowledgeable of this code of practice; and
(b) Who is under the supervision and control of an accredited training provider.