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Are you in the construction sector? Make sure you know what the new Construction Regulations say about employees' facilities

by , 26 March 2014
Construction Regulations 2014 require you to provide facilities to employees who work on your construction site. Continue reading to find out more about this so you can comply.

Construction Regulations 2014 have this to say about employees' facilities

According to the South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors, Construction Regulations 2014 state that a contractor must, in addition to the construction site provisions in the Facilities Regulations, 2004, provide at or within reasonable access of every construction site, the following clean, hygienic and maintained facilities:

  • Shower facilities after consultation with employees or employees representatives, or at least one shower facility for every 15 persons;
  • At least one sanitary facility for each sex and for every 30 workers;
  • Changing facilities for each sex; and
  • Sheltered eating areas.

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That's not all Construction Regulations 2014 have to say about employees' facilities

The regulations also state that you (the contractor) must provide reasonable and suitable living accommodation for the workers at construction sites who are far removed from their homes. And where adequate transportation between the site and their homes, or other suitable living accommodation, isn't available.

There are harsh penalties if you don't comply with Construction Regulations 2014

In terms of the regulations, any person who contravenes or fails to comply with any provision of regulations 3 to 30 (of which the above changes fall into), is guilty of an offence and liable upon conviction to a fine or to imprisonment for a maximum of 12 months.

If you want to avoid penalties, make sure you comply now you know about requirements for employees' facilities at a construction site.

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