Who needs this?
If you're a construction or building contractor, you'll need to appoint a competent Scaffold Inspector to ensure the safety of your workers, as well as anyone else that may come into contact with the scaffolding you are building. This document is particularly important for construction companies who are operating in South Africa, as the country has strict health and safety regulations that must be adhered to.
Why do you need it?
The appointment of a Scaffold Inspector is a requirement under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) of South Africa. The OHSA outlines the duty of employers to ensure that the workplace is safe and without risk to the health of employees, as well as anyone else that may come into contact with the workplace. By appointing a Scaffold Inspector, you are demonstrating your commitment to compliance with the OHSA, as well as your commitment to the health and safety of your workers and the general public.
When do you need it?
It's important to appoint a Scaffold Inspector before work begins on any construction project that involves scaffolding. The Scaffold Inspector will be responsible for conducting regular inspections of the scaffolding, ensuring that it is built and maintained to the highest standards, and that all workers and anyone else who comes into contact with the scaffolding are protected from harm.
Is a Legal Appointment of Scaffold Inspector requirement in South Africa?
Yes, it is a requirement in South Africa to appoint a competent Scaffold Inspector for any construction project that involves scaffolding. This requirement is set out in the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and is designed to protect the health and safety of workers and the general public. Failure to appoint a Scaffold Inspector can result in fines and penalties, as well as potential legal liability in the event of an injury or death.
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