CODE OF PRACTICE: EXISTING GOODS HOISTS INSTALLATIONS
Title: Code of Practice: Existing Goods Hoists Installations Lifts, Escalator and Passenger Conveyor Regulations, 2010
Government Gazette Notice: GN R94 In GG 40594 of 3 February 2017
Commencing Date: 3 February 2017
The Ministry of Labour incorporated the Code of Practice for existing goods hoists installations, that were previously regulated under the Driven Machinery Regulations, 2008, in the Lifts, Escalator and Passenger Conveyor Regulations, 2010.
This Code of Practice is to provide the minimum requirements for existing goods hoists installations installed prior to 30 September 2015. In the new Driven Machinery Regulations promulgated in 2015, regulation 17 was repealed and it gave a directive that all existing good hoists shall within 5 years comply with the provisions of the Lift Escalator and Passenger Conveyor Regulations, 2010. Specific requirements are included in this Code of Practice for machinery spaces, machinery, controls, shaft enclosures, cars and registration.
So what for my operation?
If you contravene the Lift Escalator and Passenger Conveyor Regulations, 2010 and Code of Practice you will be guilty of an offence and liable upon conviction to a fine or to imprisonment for a maximum of 12 months and, in the case of a continuous offense, not exceeding an additional fine of R200 or additional imprisonment of one day on which the offense continues, provided that the period of such additional imprisonment will not exceed 90 days. It is, therefore, very important for your organisation to ensure that all existing goods hoists installations installed prior to 30 September 2015 comply with the Code of Practice, as well as the Lift Escalator and Passenger Conveyor Regulations, 2010.
What is Shangoni’s approach?
Shangoni conducts legal compliance audits on existing goods hoists installations lifts, escalator and passenger conveyor. Although we are not a Lifting Machinery Inspector (LMI), these audits assist pour clients in managing the risks associated with such, ensuring a safer work place.