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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)




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.


This document incorporates the experience acquired by the Department of Labour, the relevant stakeholders of the industry since 1992.


This Code of Practice provides direction regarding the foundation for training of all lifting machine/equipment operators with the objective of ensuring standardised training, and safety standards that will impact directly on reducing the risk of injury/death to employees/persons or damage to plant and equipment, inherent in all driven machinery operations and especially when loads are lifted or transported.


Your provincial office of the Department of Labour is available to assist in clarifying any difficulties in understanding the application of the legislation or if there are any queries regarding the accreditation contact TETA ETQA.