• BUSINESSES NEED TO COMPLY WITH:
• Basic Condition of Employment Act and its
• 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.
• Labour intensive; require sound labour
• Work environment poses serious danger
to human lives;
• Require high skills levels; continuous
• Require high standards in health and
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 /
• Identification of unsafe acts – leading to
• Identification of unsafe conditions – from
dangerous environments resulting in
damage to machinery and giving an
opportunity to unsafe acts.
• Prosecute non-compliance.
• 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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