Workshops to simplify new construction regulations

by Tania Wannenburg
Workshops to simplify

MBA North will guide contractors through a series of workshops to better understand the new regulations.


The government’s new Health & Safety Construction Regulations 2014 were promulgated in February along with the certification of the SA Council for Project and Construction Management Professionals (SACPCMP) as the appointed registration body.

“Where the previous regulations failed in adequately identifying responsibilities from client through to contractor, the Construction Regulations 2014 endeavour to redress the situation, which saw continued frustrations with generic health and safety specifications often issued after project start dates,” says Doug Michell, construction health and safety manager at the Master Builders Association (MBA) North.

To simplify what these regulations mean to the contractor, MBA North will host a series of workshops later this year, where practical, in collaboration with representatives from the Department of Labour. These will focus on:
• Application for construction permits.
• The duties and responsibilities of clients, designers, principal contractor and contractors, and managers.
• Registration of CHS practitioners.
• Operational Regulations 2003 vs. 2014.

The workshops will be run in Gauteng, Limpopo, North-West Province and Mpumalanga. Phone Ashleigh Feeny on 011 805 6611 or email ashleigh@mbanorth.co.za for more details.

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