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THE ROLE OF DOL IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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					THE CONSTRUCTION
    INDUSTRY

   CONSTRUCTION
  REGULATIONS 2003
              Labour Laws
• BUSINESSES NEED TO COMPLY WITH:
• Basic Condition of Employment Act and its
  Sectoral Determinations
• Unemployment insurance Act
• Compensation for Injuries and Diseases Act
• Occupational Health & Safety Act
• Labour Relations Act
• Employment Equity Act
• Skills Development Act.
• Skills Development Levies Act.
           Labour Laws Cont.
•   THEY DEAL WITH:
•   Conditions of employment
•   Sound labour relations
•   Social protection
•   Compensation for injuries at work
•   Skills development
•   Healthy and safety at the work place
•   Equal work opportunities.
        Construction Industry
• Labour intensive; require sound labour
  relations;
• Work environment poses serious danger
  to human lives;
• Require high skills levels; continuous
  training;
• Require high standards in health and
  safety
              Role of Dol.
• EXTENSION OF ACCOUNTABILITY
 “client” provide H&S specification
 “designer” incorporates safety standards
 “principal contractor” draw up safety plan
 “sub-contractors” specific safety plan
 “construction supervisor” overall supervision
 “safety officer” overall safety (depending on
  the magnitude of the project)
            Role of Dol. Cont.
•   Called for competent persons for:
•   Scaffold erection
•   Demolition work
•   Formwork and support work
•   Excavation work
•   Supervision of the construction site.
•   Supervision of construction work
        ROLE OF DOL CONT.
•   BASIC REQUIREMENTS –
•   Notification of construction work;
•   Safety specification – client;
•   Safety plan – Principal Contractor;
•   Risk assessment;
•   Fall protection plan;
•   Safety file
•   Induction of employees.
      ROLE OF DOL CONT.
• Enforcement – prevention of accidents /
  incidents
• Identification of unsafe acts – leading to
  personal injuries;
• Identification of unsafe conditions – from
  dangerous environments resulting in
  damage to machinery and giving an
  opportunity to unsafe acts.
• Prosecute non-compliance.
             CONCLUSION
• The construction industry require serious and
  uncompromising adherence to health and safety
  standards. All activities conducted pose serious
  danger to human lives both safety and health. It
  is for this reason that the OHSA and its
  regulations is wholly applicable no matter what
  size the construction site or project is.

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