Archive for October, 2018

CONSTRUCTION WORK PERMIT

Posted on: October 4th, 2018 by IQS_Admin No Comments

In terms of GN 850 dated 17 August 2018 the Department of Labour confirmed that a client who intends to have construction work carried out, must at least 30 days before that work is to be carried out apply to the provincial director in writing for a construction work permit to perform construction work if the intended construction work starts from the 7th August 2018 and will –

  1. exceed 365 days and will involve more than 3600 person days of construction work; or
  2. the tender value limit is grade 7, 8 or 9 of the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) grading.

LISTERIOSIS AND STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS

Posted on: October 4th, 2018 by IQS_Admin No Comments

Regulations in terms of the Foodstuffs, Disinfectants & Cosmetics Act Government Gazette 41730 GN 638 The Regulations were amended to impose stricter controls after the recent listeriosis epidemic in the processed meat industry. The Regulations now clearly mention the meat and milk industries and impose a small number of changes, of which the most important are:

 

  1. Certificates of acceptability will in future only be valid for a year (regulation 3(11)(b);
  2. The person in control of a food handling premises must be trained in food preparation by a person conducted or accredited by a Health Inspector (regulation 10(1)(a).

 

These provisions will take effect from 22 June 2019