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Examination of Steam Boilers When Cold

Overview

In line with Section 37(7) of the Factories Act of 1973, Steam boilers should be examined by personnel authorized by the Department of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) at least once in every 14 months period. This process is intended to minimize the risk of explosions or other malfunctions possible for pressure vessels. 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 the statutory requirement may lead to legal proceedings against the offender

Who is eligible?

Citizens and non-citizens companies with Steam Boilers

How do I get this service?
  • Operators must hire the services of an authorized examiner from the list of authorized examiners. This list is updated throughout the year. 
  • Once an inspection by an authorized 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.
  • This report must be kept in the official log of the operator and available for inspection by DOHS Inspectors.
What supporting documents are required?
  • The official assessment report
  • 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 obtain this service?

Gaborone

Block 8 Government Enclave

 

Francistown

1st Floor, Ntshe House

Conner Guy and St Patrick Streets

 

Maun

Integrated Block, Rural Administration Centre

 

Lobatse

Plot 3114

1st Floor, Century House

Corner of Letsholathebe Street and 1st Khama Avenue

 

Selebi-Phikwe

First Floor above Department of Tourism

Plot 2574

Where can I get more information on this Service

Occupational Health and Safety Department

Ministry of Employment Labour Productivity and Skills Development

Private Bag 00241

Block 8 Government Enclave

Gaborone

Tel. (+267) 3643400/33

Fax. (+267) 3952261/3974196

 

Occupational Health and Safety Department

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

 

Occupational Health and Safety Department

Ministry of Employment Labour Productivity and Skills Development

Private Bag 157

Integrated Block, Rural Administration Centre

Maun

Tel. (+267) 6862463

Fax. (+267) 6860486

 

Occupational Health and Safety Department

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

 

Occupational Health and Safety Department

Ministry of Employment Labour Productivity and Skills Development

First Floor above Department of Tourism

Plot 2574

Selebi-Phikwe

Tel. (+267) 2610288

Fax. (+267) 2610287

 

Opening hours: 07:30 to 12:45, and 13:45 to 16:30 Monday to Friday, except public holidays.

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