Section 28 of the OHSA 85 of 1993: Designation of inspectors by Minister, the Minister of Labour designates DoL Inspectors with a proper identification to perform partial or all of their duties as stipulated by the applicable legislation. Legislation for which these inspectors can be designated includes:
According to Section 29 of the OHSA 85 of 1993 the inspector has the following powers, to:
A safe work space must be provided to the inspector during the inspection.
In a previous blog, we discussed the importance of OHSA workplace inspection where a short survey was included, these are typical questions asked by the DoL Inspector during a workplace inspection. Below is the same short survey that provides some indication of your company’s compliance.
If you have answered NO to some of the questions in Section 1 or answered YES to any of the questions in Section 2, please speak to one of our Health and Safety Advisors.
SERR Synergy protects the interests of those employed and those who employ many people to make sure that the relationship between employee and employer is lawful and mutually beneficial. If you require assistance with compliance orders, please contact us for guidance.
About the author: Ilse-Marie van de Wall started her career as a Human Resources and Industrial Relations Practitioner in 2007. She holds a degree from the University of Pretoria and certificates in both NEBOSH and SAMTRAC. She is currently busy with a National Diploma in Safety Management at UNISA. As a professional Health and Safety Practitioner she is registered with SAIOSH and the SACPCMP. She started with SERR Synergy in 2016 and is employed as an Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner.
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