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Examination of Cranes and Other Lifting Equipment

Overview

The Department of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) is mandated to ensure that cranes and other lifting equipment including chains, ropes and gears must be examined by personnel authorised by this department at least once within every 14 months period.  Operators who do not adhere to this standard are liable for a fine. 

 

Operators must keep the official report, logging each inspection on the same premises as the equipment in question and it must be made available to DOHS personnel for inspection at any time. Failure to comply with statutory requirements may lead to legal proceedings against the offender.

Who is eligible?

Individuals and organisations which own and operate cranes or other lifting equipment 

How do I get this service?
  1. Operators must hire the services of an authorised examiner from the list of authorised examiners. This list is updated throughout the year. 
  2. Once an inspection by an authorised examiner has taken place, the examiner is required by law to issue a report to the operator detailing and assessing the state of the equipment in question.
  3. This report must be kept in the official log of the operator and available for inspection by DOHS.
What supporting documents are required?
  1. Official assessment report
  2. An inspector may require the owner to produce documents proving ownership of the equipment being examined.
How long will this service take?

 One (1) working day

How much does it cost?

No cost

Where can I get more information on this Service

Contact Numbers

Department of Occupational Health and Safety
Ministry of Employment Labour Productivity and Skills Development
Private Bag 00241
Block 8, Government Enclave
Gaborone


Tel. (+267) 3732700 
Fax. (+267) 3952261

Department of Occupational Health and Safety
Ministry of Employment Labour Productivity and Skills Development
Private Bag F422
1st Floor, Ntshe House
Conner Guy and St Patrick Streets
Francistown
Tel. (+267) 2417739
Fax. (+267) 2417740

Department of Occupational Health and Safety
Ministry of Employment Labour Productivity and Skills Development
Private Bag 157
Integrated Block, Rural Administration Centre
Maun
Tel. (+267) 6862463
Fax. (+267) 6860486
Department of Occupational Health and Safety
Ministry of Employment Labour Productivity and Skills Development
Plot 3114
1st Floor, Century House
Corner of Letsholathebe Street and 1st Khama Avenue
Lobatse
Tel. (+267) 5300118
Fax. (+267) 5200123
Department of Occupational Health and Safety
Tel. (+267) 2610288
Fax. (+267) 2610287
Ministry of Employment Labour Productivity and Skills Development
Private Bag 11
Plot 2574
1st Floor above Department of Tourism
Selebi-Phikwe

Opening hours: 7:30 am to 12:45 and 13:45 to 16:30, Monday to Friday, except public holidays.

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