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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)

9. Entrance qualifications conditions



(9.1) All learners of whatever status must be physically capable of performing without difficulty the tasks involved in operating the lifting machine/equipment for which they are to receive training or re-certification training and are at least 18 years of age.


(9.2) Before commencing training or re-certification training every learner shall provide the accredited training provider with the following:
(a) A declaration or certificate from the employer confirming the medical fitness of the learner to undergo the intended training;
(b) An eye test results issued by a person trained to carry out such tests, confirming that the learner has adequate day and night vision, and depth perception (e.g. Purdue University standard vision test No. 3): Provided that a valid Professional Driver's Permit can also be accepted in lieu of the eye test results; and
(c) Shall wear the required personal protective equipment as prescribed by the employer under the General Safety Regulation 2 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.


(9.3) All new entrants intended under this code will be required to hold at least a General Education and Training Certificate, Grade 7 and must be at least 18 years of age.
(a) Additional Entrance Qualification Conditions for Mobile Jib Cranes and Tower Cranes
(i) An appropriate driver's licence for the particular vehicle;
(ii) Shall be wearing protective footwear (steel toe-capped); and
(iii) As from the final approval date of the Code of Practice, all new entrants intended under these categories shall hold a General Education and Training Certificate Grade 10 (Std 8), or National Qualifications Framework level 2 (Maths and English) or equivalent.
(iv) Conditions (i) and (iii) do not apply to wall/pillar mounted jib cranes.