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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)

1. Scope



This Code of Practice is to provide clarity and direction to all stakeholders directly or indirectly related to the accreditation and provision of training to lifting machine/equipment operators in South Africa.


The code of practice is set in line with the ETQA accreditation criteria and guidelines.


The Code of Practice requires that all lifting machine/equipment Operators are trained regardless of the capacity of the lifting machine/equipment by accredited training providers.


Further, the code of practice covers the criteria and guidelines for lifting machine/equipment operators, assessors, moderators and providers. Also including the criteria for approving learning/training programmes, facilities and equipment to train an operator to the required level of competence for a specific type of lifting machine/equipment.


Where other Occupational Health and Safety legislation is applicable these must be applied.


The Authorised Body shall be consulted by SAQA prior to approval and registration of unit standards for operators of lifting machines/equipment.