In terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and, if applicable, the Mine Health and Safety Act, an employer is obliged to make certain legislative legal appointments in writing to ensure compliance with legislation.
This is a generic legal appointment for a health and safety representative which can be made in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and, if applicable, the Mine Health and Safety Act.
According to section 17 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, shops and offices must have at least 1 health and safety representative for every 100 workers or part thereof. All other workplaces must have at least 1 health and safety representative for every 50 workers or part thereof.
It is the employer's duty to ensure that health and safety representatives are properly empowered to perform their duties. Health and safety representatives are entitled to attend incident investigations and enquiries, inspect documents and participate in internal health and safety audits.
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