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Understanding Criminal Liability under OHSA and Construction Regulations


This course will assist individuals to adopt a new holistic approach to ensure compliance to the Occupational Health and Safety and Construction Regulations, 2014 (Act 85 of 1993) (‘OHSA”). It will also highlight the Criminal Liability Consequences under the Act and the Construction Regulations and familiarise the delegate with the Legal Liability Principle and how the onus of liability shifts from one party to another as well as other applicable Regulations made under the Act as stipulated under Part (B) of the Definition “Competent Person” of the Construction Regulations.

Why Should an Individual Attend?

To master and to become familiar with the Criminal Liability Consequences under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Construction Regulations.


To adopt a new holistic approach to ensure compliance to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Construction Regulations.

Program Outline

Day 1: Occupational Health and Safety Act

  • Legal Principles applicable to the OHSA
  • Criminal Liability versus Civil Liability
  • Selected Sections under the OHSA, amongst others
  • Role and Responsibility of Employer, Employee, Manufacturer, Contractor and Department of Labour
  • SHE Representative appointment versus Civil liability
  • Accidents, Enquiry, Appeal, Incorporate standard, Offence, Penalty and Special Order
  • Appointment, Case Law and Workshop

Day 2: Construction Regulations, 2014

  • Selected information and overview on amongst others the following information
  • Definitions, Appointment, Permit application and Notification of work.
  • Role and Responsibility of Client, Agent, Designer, Principal Contractor, Contractor, Construction Manager, Supervisor, Health and Safety Officer
  • Risk assessment, Fall protection, Structure, Temporary work, Excavation and Demolition work
  • Tunneling, Scaffolding, Suspended platform and Rope Access work
  • Material Hoist, Bulk Plant, Explosive actuated device, Cranes and Construction vehicle
  • Electrical Installations, Storage of flammable liquid, Stacking and Storage and Fire Precautions
  • Employees’ Facilities, Offences and Penalties

Who Should Attend?

  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Project / Construction managers
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Construction Health and Safety
  • Contractors / Sub Contractors
  • Executives / Senior Management
  • Middle Management
  • Administrators / Support Staff
  • OHS / MHS Consultants
Dates and Times:
  • Wed 12 June 2024  08:30 to 16:30
  • Thu 13 June 2024  08:30 to 16:30
Type: Online
Venue: Virtual Classroom Training, Online
Fee: R 5 170.00 excl. VAT
R 5 945.50 incl. VAT
Validation Number/s: CESA-2179-03/2026
CPD Points: 2