There's been a change to construction contractor regulations! And it comes into effect tomorrow
'Construction contractors may not appoint a health and safety Agent, Manager, or Officer, unless they're SACPCMP registered, with the required competencies and resources', says New24.com.
This new regulation change comes into effect from the 8th of August 2014 -that's tomorrow. This change may have a huge impact on your business if you rely on outside construction contractors.
To ensure you don't receive huge penalties from the DoL, here's what you need to know...
Here's how to ensure your company complies with the new regulation
If you hire safety officers or managers, they must register with the South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP).
If they haven't, you're the one that's in breach of construction regulation.
Here's the problem though, all construction contractors needed to register by today (7th August 2014), but up to 75% of the applications the SACPCMP received can't be processed. They're either incomplete or unpaid.
This means your contractor may say he's registered when really he applied to register but his application failed.
So what can you do to ensure you don't breach these new regulations?
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This essential tool guarantees your construction site will always be fully compliant with the DoL's new construction regulations...
If your site fails to comply with just one of the 26 DoL construction regulations, it could result in an incident that leaves dozens of people injured or even dead!
Here's how to ensure you don't breach these new construction regulations
If you've hired or are going to hire new contractors, check their registration. Contact the SACPCMP and give them your contractor's name and application number if he has one.
Ask the SACPCMP to tell you the status of your contractor's registration. If his registration wasn't successful, ask the SACPCMP for a list of registered contractors.
This way you can ensure you don't breach regulations when you hire a new contractor. If you've already hired the contractor, tell him his registration wasn't successful. This way he can take the right steps to fix the problem so you don't get in trouble.
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