You need to look at the Construction Regulations of the OHSA.
"construction work" means any work in connection with
(a) the erection, maintenance, alteration, renovation, repair, demolition or dismantling of or addition to a building or any similar structure;
(b) the installation, erection, dismantling or maintenance of a fixed plant where such work includes the risk of a person falling;
(c) the construction, maintenance, demolition or dismantling of any bridge, dam, canal, road, railway, runway, sewer or water reticulation system or any similar civil engineering structure; or
(d) the moving of earth, clearing of land, the making of an excavation, piling, or any similar type of work;
Duties of Client (CR 4)
(1) A client shall be responsible for the following in order to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Act:
(a) to prepare a health and safety specifications for the construction work, and provide any principal contractor who is making a bid or appointed to perform construction work for the client with the same;
(b) to promptly provide the principal contractor and his or her agent with any information which might affect the health and safety of any person at work carrying out construction work;
(c) to appoint each principal contractor in writing for the project or part thereof on a construction site;
(d) to take reasonable steps to ensure that each principal contractor's health and safety plan as determined in regulation 5(1) is implemented and maintained on the construction site: Provided that the steps taken, shall include periodic audits at intervals mutually agreed upon between the client and principal contractor, but at least once every month;
5. Principal Contractor and Contractor
(1) A principal contractor shall provide and demonstrate to the client a suitable and sufficiently documented health and safety plan, based on the client's documented health and safety specifications contemplated in regulation 4(1)(a), which shall be applied from the date of commencement of and for the duration of the construction work.
(2) A principal contractor shall take reasonable steps as are necessary to ensure co-operation between all contractors to enable each of those contractors to comply with the provisions of these regulations.
(Normally approved by the 16(1) or 16(2) of the contracting company)
Health and Safety Expert
SA Labour Guide Forum Team