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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)

4. Duties of accredited training providers



(4.1) After accreditation, the accredited training provider shall forward a copy of the accreditation certificate/provisional accreditation letter and relevant details of the accredited provider, to the Chief Inspector for approval under the applicable regulation.


(4.2) Accredited training providers shall hold valid accreditation issued by an authorised body, in terms of the SAQA Act, and approval from the Chief Inspector, in terms the Driven Machinery Regulation 18.11 as published under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1993.


(4.3) An accredited training provider's management representative shall be responsible for the implementation and maintenance of a Quality Management System (QMS) as per the accreditation criteria and maintenance of accreditation.


(4.4) The accredited training provider must comply to the ETQA accreditation criteria and guidelines which include but are not limited to the following—
(a) Approved Quality Management System.
(b) Learning Programmes aligned to Unit Standards and submitted and approved by ETQA.
(c) Registered Assessors and Moderators in line with subject matter area and criteria.
(d) The management representative's delegated duties and responsibilities, including the authorisation of all certificates of competence.
(e) The delegation of functions and scope of responsibilities for registered facilitator/s or assessor/s under the supervision and control of an accredited training provider, to maintain assurance of management's support for independent actions and decisions.
(f) The accredited training provider shall ensure that all assessments are carried out with integrity. Measures shall be implemented to ensure that the accredited training provider and its staff are free from all pressures; financial or otherwise that could influence their judgement.
(g) A clearly defined written policy and procedure for the resolution of any conflict that may arise from clients or other parties about the activities of the accredited provider.
(h) The accredited training provider shall ensure confidentiality of all information obtained in the course of its activities. Proprietary rights shall be protected.
(i) The accredited training provider shall conduct internal moderation on all aspects of its scope of accreditation plan and report to TETA external moderator to ensure effective competency declaration of learners. A procedure clarifying whom, when, what and how regarding the internal moderation process shall be conducted.
(j) Submit per electronic data all relevant national learner record database information on a quarterly basis to authorised body.


NB:        All accredited training providers will need to ensure that they have aligned to the approved and updated ETQA criteria and guidelines. The latest version can be obtained from TETA ETQA.