COVID-19: INVITATION FOR COMMENTS ON MANDATORY CODE OF PRACTICE

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COVID-19: INVITATION FOR COMMENTS ON MANDATORY CODE OF PRACTICE

Notice Title: Guideline for the Compilation of a Mandatory Code of Practice for the Mitigation and Management of COVID-19 Outbreak
Government Gazette Notice: GN 262 in GG 43304 of 11 May 2020
Commencing date: Not yet effective

The Chief Inspector of Mines has published a notice inviting the public to comment on the draft guidelines issued in terms of section 9(3) of the Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of 1996. The draft guidelines require employers to prepare and implement a mandatory code of practice (“COP”), to mitigate the effect of the outbreak of COVID-19 on the health and safety of employees and persons who may be directly affected by the disease at a mine. The publication of the draft guidelines is in compliance with the outcome of the recent labour court judgement that was handed down on 1 May 2020. For more information click here for our previous newsflash.

Members of the public are invited to submit written comments on the draft guidelines to the Office of the Chief Inspector of Mines by 14 May 2020. Written comments must be forwarded via e-mail to: David.Msiza@dmre.gov.za for attention: Dr L Ndelu.

For a copy of the government notice click here.

For assistance relating to the formulation of a COP for the mitigation and management of COVID-19, please contact Corrie Potgieter at Corrie@shangoni.co.za or Gert van der Waal at Gert@shangoni.co.za

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