Commencement of the Second Phase Certification Requirement of the Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Loadshifting Machinery) Regulation

 

Sections 3, 6 and 8 of the Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Loadshifting Machinery) Regulation (in so far as they relate to paragraphs (f) to (j) in Part II of the Schedule) will come into operation on 31 March 2011.

The responsible persons of compactors, dumpers, graders, locomotives and graders shall ensure that the machines used on construction sites are only operated by persons who have received recognised training and are in possession of valid certificates.

The certificate for operating a loadshifting machine is issued by providers of recognised training courses.  The Commissioner for Labour has recognised a number of training courses for loadshifting machines.  A person shall complete such training course in order to obtain the relevant certificate.

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