Mandatory code of practice fitness to work right to refuse

Mine Health and Safety Legal Update Flash: January 2016

4 New Mandatory Code of Practice Guidelines have been published in terms of Section 9(2) of the Mine Health and Safety Act.

In terms of Section 9(2), an employer has a legal obligation to compile a Code of Practice when instructed to do so.

The specific Guidelines are:

NR. Topic Effective date:
1. Minimum Standards of Fitness to Perform Work 30 June 2016
2. Occupational Health Programme: Thermal Stress 1 July 2016
3. Management of Medical Incapacity 31 May 2016
4. Right to Refuse Dangerous Work and Leave Dangerous Workplaces 1 July 2016


We trust that the information is useful, but do not hesitate to contact us if further information or assistance is required.



Jaco Swartz

Managing Director

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