Rudy Maritz has 33 years experience in Legal Compliance and is a subject matter expert on the Occupational Health & Safety Act, 1993. He is one of the Executive Partners at Le Roux Maritz & Associates, a boutique law firm in Cape Town.

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Draft Major Hazard Installation Regulations published for public comment

For the umpteenth time, the Department of Employment and Labour have issued poorly written draft regulations which in all likelihood will never come to anything but a kicking of dust and tyres. They require your comments within 90 days counting from 15 November 2019. Let’s have a look at what impact the draft regulations will...

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Shore-based Operations maritime safety plans

The safety at Shore-based operations are often governed by laws not related to other industries as it forms part of the maritime industry under the auspices of the International Maritime Organisation and various international treaties and conventions. Shore-based maritime operations are therefore in a class of its own and requires specialist knowledge of merchant shipping...

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South African “compliant” Safety files does not comply

I previously wrote numerous articles on this issue and thought I’d add some more information. In my opinion, the Safety Files currently approved in South Africa does not comply with the law, no matter how compliant its delivery claims to be, and the reasons are highlighted below. If you search for “health & safety file”...

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Construction Health & Safety Files – the what, how and how much?

Whilst it is the biggest money racket in OHS, the Construction Health & Safety File is also the biggest source of disputes, frustration and delays in the Construction Sector. And while the jury is still out on the validity of these bulky stacks of chopped down trees, the prices keeps dropping as if it was...

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