The Occupational Health and Safety Act and Construction Regulations 2014

a Legal Perspective


Understand the Occupational Health and Safety and Construction Regulations, 2014 (Act 85 of 1993) (‘OHSA”) within the framework of liability for criminal, injury law, and employment law. Gain insight into concepts such a negligence, reasonable persons It will also highlight the Criminal Liability Consequences under the Act and the Construction Regulations. Understand how reasonable behaviour and risk management are interrelated and how the OHSA and the Regulations require reasonableness to be proactively demonstrated by evidence.

Who is For?

Construction Program Managers, Construction Project Managers, Construction Site Managers, Engineers, Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Principle agents, Consultants, Contractors, Client representatives, Project planners, Office administrators and Anybody involved in planning and managing construction and needing projects and needing guidance on the OHSA and Construction Regulations of 2014 will certainly benefit from attending this training webinar.


26-27 September 2024
(2 Days)


8:30 – 16:30


2 CPD Points ECSA


R6490 ex VAT (Early Bird)
R6999 ex VAT (Standard)

Training Objectives:

• Develop a holistic approach to ensure compliance to the Occupational Health and
Safety and Construction Regulations, 2014 (Act 85 of 1993) (‘OHSA”).

• Understand criminal, and delictual liability for harm under the Act and the
Construction Regulations Learn how the onus of liability shifts from one party to
another as well as other applicable Regulations made under the Act as stipulated

• Understand the legal principles required to understand the principles of the
obligations imposed by the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”);

• Understand the legal principles required to understand the principles of the
obligations imposed by Construction Regulations and with the other applicable
Regulations made under the OHSA.

Day 1

– Legal liability under OHSA and its relationship to the Construction Regulations
– Aim of legislation
– Self regulation principle Common Law
– Statutory Law
– Vicarious Liability
– Reasonable Practicable
– Negligence
– Intention
– Criminal Liability and Appointments.

– Responsibilities of: Employers, Employees, Manufacturers, Contractors and Other Persons as stipulated under the OHSA.
– Health and Safety Representatives and Committees; Inquiries; Duty not to interfere misuse things; Certain Deductions Prohibited; Health and Safety Standards; Inspectors Powers; Section 30
– Notices; Offences; Penalties and Special Orders.
– South African Case Law and Practical Workshop.

Day 2

– Construction Regulations 2014
– Aim of legislature
– Self Regulation Principle
– Common Law
– Statutory Law
– Vicarious Liability
– Reasonable Practicable, Negligence;
– Intention, Criminal Liability, Definitions,
– Application and Notification.

– Responsibilities (duties) of: Client, Designer, Principal Contractor, Contractor, Manager, Supervisor, and Safety Officer.
-Risk Assessment
– Fall Protection
– Structure
– Temporary Work
– Excavation
– Demolition
– Tunnelling

How Much?

Early Bird: R6490 + vat
Standard: R6999 + vat


Date: 26-27 September 2024
Time: 08:00am 16:30pm (CAT Daily)


3-5: 5% off
6-11: 10% off
+11: 15% off


This is a 2-day, interactive online training webinar/workshop on a legal perspective of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Construction Regulations 2014,

The training is accredited with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) with 2 CPD Points &
the South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professionals (SACPCMP) with 12 CPD Hours

Catering services will be offered by UBER Eats- Delegates to receive meal vouchers Daily, provided Uber Eats is available in your area*

What Do I Need?

Each delegate will need the following to attend:

  • Steady Internet connection for the duration of the training
  • Laptop / PC / Smart Phone and Power supply (Charger)
  • Zoom Meeting Software installed onto your laptop /
  • PC / Smart Phone
  • Quiet Space

Preferable but not compulsory:

  • Headset / Ear Phones to clearly hear the facilitator

About The Trainer?

Gavin Weiman is a highly experienced attorney, consultant and training facilitator, with extensive (over 25 years) legal experience and (over 19 years) business consulting and training facilitation experience. Gavin has been providing legal and contract centric consulting services, training and skills transfer services to commercial business, public entities and other consulting organisations and training organizations. His special area of interest is contracting and the law and its relationship to business and the economic world. Gavin is the originator of Contract Centric Management ™.

Terms & Conditions

Payment Terms:

  • Payment is required within five (5) working days on receipt of tax invoice.
  • Following completion and return of the registration form, full payment is required within five (5) working days from receipt of tax invoice.
  • We reserve the right to refuse admission and withhold CPD points and certificate if payment is not received on time, a payment or an official purchase order must be received prior to the conference or training seminar.


  • Fees are exclusive of VAT
  • Bulk discounts are not calculated on early bird price. Invoiced amounts need to be paid on or before the early bird date to receive the rate.

Cancellation Policy:

  • All cancellations must be sent in writing at least 10 working days prior to the event.
  • Cancellations within 10 working days before the event starts will not receive any refund and will be liable for the full invoiced amount, however, a substitution of the delegate will be allowed.


  • Should for any reason outside the control of BEST Training events, the dates or speakers change, or the event is cancelled due to an act of terrorism, extreme weather conditions or industrial action, BEST Training shall endeavour to reschedule but the client hereby indemnifies and holds BEST Training harmless from and against any and all costs, damages and expenses, including attorney’s fees, which are incurred by the client.
  • The construction, validity and performance of this agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of South Africa and to the exclusive jurisdiction of whose courts the parties hereby agree to submit.


  • Registrants who do not attend the event, without written notices as per the cancellation policy will be liable for 100% of the invoiced amount.

Important Notice:

  • The booking form below constitutes as a legal binding contract.
    Whilst every reasonable effort will be made to adhere to the advertised brochure(s), BEST Training reserves the right to change dates of events if the need arises.


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