SP Surface Mining

Examine & Make Safe – Surface Mines, Quarries, Stockpiles & Dumps (SP-CLA-G015)

In terms of the Mines Health and Safety Act and Regulations (Act 29 of 1996), and for purposes of Regulation 14.1 (1) and 14.1 (5), competent personmeans a person who has been assessed and found competent to examine, make safe and declare a workplace safe.

The design of this Skills Programme however extends beyond Fall of Ground requirements. A more holistic approach towards ensuring a safe and healthy working environment has been adopted, whereby the contribution of the individual extends beyond mere compliance.

People with this skills programme comply with the Fall-of-Ground regulations promulgated by the Minister of Minerals and Energy. The regulations require a competent person to examine and make safe a workplace (Competent Person A) and determine that such competence will vest in a candidate having achieved the requirements of the relevant skills programme registered with the Mining Qualifications Authority.

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Competent Person A – The examination, making safe and declaring safe of surface
mines, quarries, dumps and stockpiles

People with this skills programme comply with the Fall-of-Ground regulations promulgated by the Minister of Minerals and Energy. The regulations require a competent person to examine and make safe a workplace (Competent Person A) and determine that such competence will vest in a candidate having achieved the requirements of the relevant skills programme registered with the Mining Qualifications Authority.

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