Compulsory legal posters in the workplace
Article supplied by Beehive OH&S.
People attempting to sell legal posters (wall charts) are on the increase. Some of these persons pretend to be representatives from the Department of Employment and Labour to sell their products.
Compulsory legal posters (wall charts):
- Summary of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA):
Section 30 of the BCEA, as amended, requires all employers to display the employee’s rights at the workplace. It must be in the prescribed form and displayed in the official language(s) spoken by employees at the workplace.
Summary of the Employment Equity Act (EEA):
Section 25(1) of the EEA, as amended, requires employers to display a summary of the Act. “An employer must display at the workplace, where it can be read by employees, a notice in the prescribed form, informing them about the provisions of this Act.”
Prescribed health and safety notices:
According to the prescriptions of the General Machinery Regulations (GMR) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act 85 of 1993) (OHSA), as amended, employers with boilers as well as employers with machinery other than boilers on their premises must display certain notices:
- Employers with boilers on their premises:
Regulation 9(2) of the GMR requires employers with boilers on the premises to display a copy of Schedule C. This Schedule must be in a legible form in a conspicuous place on the premises.
Employers with machinery other than boilers on their premises:
Schedule D of the GMR requires employers with machinery other than a boiler to display a copy of Schedule D. This Schedule must be in a legible form and displayed in a conspicuous place.
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