R.1198 of 2016
(G.G. 40313 of 30/09/2016)
as amended by
R.827 of 2017 (G.G. 41037 of 11/08/2017)
DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR
I, Tibor Szana, duly designated by the Minister of Labour in terms of section 27(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 as Chief Inspector for the purposes of the aforementioned Act, and acting in terms of the powers and functions conferred upon me by Section 27(2), and those assigned to me by other provisions of the Act , hereby give notice that as from the date of this notice, all applications for approval from a person or organisation who wants to provide First Aid training approved by the Chief Inspector , as referred to in Regulation 3(4)(a) of the General Safety Regulation , published under Government Notice R.1031 of 30 May 1986, will only be considered if it is accompanied by a valid accreditation certificate issued by the Quality Assurance Body that has been delegated the quality assurance responsibilities for First Aid unit standards by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO), established in terms of section 26I(1) of the Skills Development Amendment Act, 2008, and has been authorised by the Chief Inspectorto carry out such accreditation.
Those already registered with the Department of Labour , will after the promulgation of this notice, be granted 12 months to be accredited with Quality Assurance Bodies. All service providers who fail to register within the given period will be automatically be de-registered from the Department of Labour database and will no longer be recognized as legitimate service providers. This notice is an amendment to the previous notice issued on the 30 September 2016.
Chief Inspector : OHS