oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - New construction regulations : how practical are they?

Volume 13, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Extracted from text ... SIVIELE INGENIEURSWESE ? JULIE 2005 30 WITH THE PROMULGATION OF the new construction regulations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 on 18 July 2003, the legislature created signifi cant and far-reaching responsibilities for members of the construction industry. WHO IS AFFECTED? Before dealing with some specifi c regulations, it is important to understand the mechanism employed by the legislature. Regulation 2(1) states that: 'These Regulations shall apply to any persons involved in construction work'. The underlying principle behind the regulations is that every party involved in construction works will be policed by another party higher up in the construction chain. Legal liability for the actions of parties lower down are transferred ..

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