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Extract from the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993

Herewith please read the attached document for entry qualification and duration of training course on lifting machine for further info please revere to the OHC Act. 85 of 1993 see regulation Gazette no 8158 printed 18 Feb 2005 no.27292.

TRAINING COURSE DURATION

1. The accredited provider shall ensure that every learner is granted sufficient theoretical and practical training to enable the learner to attain the prescribed competency level according to the assessment criteria of the applicable unit standard. the training course duration and instruction conditions may vary according to previous certification of the learner, as indicated below:

2. Learners without prior training or experience applicable to a specific Lifting machine / equipment code:

· Shall be trained for a minimum of 40 hours, of which a minimum of 50% shall be devoted to practical operating instruction,

· The ratio of learner to facilitator shall not exceed 4:1 for theory training: and

· The ration of learners to demonstration / practical training per machine shall also not exceed 4:1 and all Operator Training must be subject to direct Facilitator supervision.

NOTES:

· Operators without a valid certificate / carry card shall not operate the relevant lifting machine / equipment in the working or operating environment.

· Operators of immovable machines (area specific) may be trained / assessed in the working or operating environment only under the direct and constant supervision of a Facilitator / Assessor and the work area is safe and safe guarded. Should the operator not meet the prescribed Unit Standard competency further training must be arranged, for the learner to achieve the particular outcome/s.

· Should the operator not meet the prescribed Unit Standard competency further training must be arranged, for the learner to achieve the particular outcome/s.

3. Operators with previous certification:

· Operators previously certified under the Driven Machinery Regulations whose certificates have expired or are due to expire, shall be subject to re-certification training. Provided the re-certification route for an expired certificate is only applicable if the original certificate expired within a maximum period of 90 calendar days. The re-certification training shall comprise a minimum of 4 hours theoretical instruction with special focus on safety and 1 hour practical training and assessment under a ratio of 1:1 Instructor / Assessor supervision. 

· The ratio of learners to facilitator shall not exceed 4:1 for theory training 

· The ratio of learners to demonstration / practical training per machine shall also not exceed 4:1 and all Operator training must be subject to direct Facilitator supervision.

NOTES:

· Operators without a valid certificate shall not operate the relevant lifting machine / equipment in the working or operating environment.

· Operators of immovable machines (area specific) may be trained / assessed in the working or operating environment only under the direct and constant supervision of a Facilitator / Assessor and the work area is safe and safeguarded.

· The 1 Hour practical training and assessment period must include sufficient practical preparation / training of the Operator before any assessment.

· Should the operator not meet the prescribed Until Standard competency further training must be arranged, for the learner to achieve the particular outcome/s.

 

ENTRANCE QUALIFICATION CONDITIONS

1. All learners of whatever status must be physically capable of performing without difficulty the tasks involved in operating the lifting machine / equipment 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.

2. Before commencing training or re-certification training every learner shall provide the accredited provider with the following:

· A declaration from the employer confirming the physical and psychological fitness of the learner to undergo the intended training.

· An optometrist’s certificate confirming 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 optometrist certificate and physical fitness of the learner to undergo the intended training: and

· 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.

3. All new entrants intended under this code will require to hold at least a General Education and training certificate grade 9 (Std 7 – Equivalent ABET)

 

 

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