2 September, 2015
New machinery regulations launched
The Department of labour's Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
Directorate has launched the new Driven Machinery Regulations (DMR).
© Ivan Kruk
The aim of the launch is to ensure that stakeholders know about the
changes made on the new regulations, and ensures compliance with driven
According to the department, there has been
significant changes to the Driven Machinery Regulations in that the
National Code of Practice for training providers of lifting machinery
operators has been formally incorporated into the new Driven Machinery
Goods' Hoists will in future no longer be regulated
by Driven Machinery but will be administered by the lifting, Escalators
and Passenger Conveyor Regulations.
A total of 11 National
standards have been Incorporated into the new Driven Machinery
regulations which will ensure that inspection and testing of various
lifting machinery is standardized.
Approval of entities
responsible for the inspection and testing of lifting machinery has been
formalised into the new Driven Machinery Regulations.
workshop is targeted at employers/owners as well as entities that are
tasked with inspection and testing of driven machinery at various
Key stakeholders in the Occupational Health Safety
(OHS) Environment, Engineering Sector and from Lifting Equipment
Industry, parastatals such as Transnet, Eskom, as well as other
regulators such as Railway Safety Regulators including associations
involved in the industry are expected to attend the workshop.
Managers responsible for Occupational Health and Safety from different companies have also been invited to attend the workshop.
Source : Bizcommunity