As communicated in a previous newsletter dated 30 July 2018, the Saiosh Health and Safety Training Advisory Committee (SHASTAC) was to meet with Department of Labour and QCTO on the 7 August 2018, regarding the submission that was submitted to them requesting the deferment of Notice 1463.

That meeting did take place and here is the official statement from the meeting held:

“After consultation, Department of Labour has agreed to defer the implementation date of 22 August 2018, as indicated in Notice 1463 “Amended Notice of Direction in terms of Section 27(2) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, read with Regulation 3(4) of the General Safety Regulations” that was published in the Government Gazette (No 41350 dated 22 December 2017).

In the interim Department of Labour Approved Training Providers are to continue presenting first aid training as per the current approval requirements. Notification on processes to be implemented will be communicated once the matter has been finalised between DoL and QCTO (and their QAPs). Training Providers are still required to continue with their SETA accreditation applications and/ or submission of SETA accreditations to Department of Labour as per the Notice 1463.”

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