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Factory Registration

Overview

This deals with the issuance of certificates of registration for premises before they could be in operation. An offender is liable to fines, imprisonment or both. Factories as defined in the Factories Act including government factories which meet the outlined criteria qualify for this service.

Factory registration is proof that the occupier has permission to conduct the operation(s) at the location specified on the certificate.

Registration is required for premises where persons are regularly employed in any of the following activities, or similar activities for purposes of trade or gain:

  • Manufacturing, altering, repairing, ornamenting, finishing, cleaning, washing, breaking up, demolition or adapting of any article for sale
  • Printing by letterpress or bookbinding
  • Generation of electricity
  • Supply of water using mechanical power
  • Sewage works using mechanical power

Premises where activities similar to the above are undertaken by the local or central government also require registration.

Who is eligible?

Factories.

How do I get this service?
  • Download, complete the Application ohs Form 1 for Registration of a New Factory and submit with supporting documents to the nearest DOHS office.
  • Once the application form is received by the department, an inspection of the premises is conducted to check its suitability for the nature stated in the application.
  • If the factory passes the inspection, the Director of Occupational Health and Safety shall issue the applicant a registration certificate.
  • The clients are informed by phone call that their factory registration certificate is ready for collection.
  • The certificate is collected from records management unit (RMU).
What supporting documents are required?
  • DOHS approved building plan
  • Local Authority building permit
  • Compulsory site visit report
How long will this service take?

Ten (10) working days.

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

Ministry of Employment, Labour Productivity and Skills Development

Block 8, Government Enclave

P/Bag 00241

Gaborone

Tel. (+267) 3732700

Fax. (+267) 3952261

1st Floor, Ntshe House

Conner Guy and St Patrick Streets

P/Bag F422

Francistown

Tel. (+267) 2417739

Fax. (+267) 2417740

Ministry of Employment, Labour Productivity and Skills Development

Integrated Block

Rural Administration Centre

P/Bag 157

Maun

Tel. (+267) 6862463

Fax. (+267) 6860486

1st Floor, Century House

Plot 3114

Corner of Letsholathebe Street and 1st Khama Avenue

Lobatse

Tel. (+267) 5300118

Fax. (+267) 5200123

Selebi-Phikwe

Plot 2574 First Floor above Department of Tourism

Tel. (+267) 2610288

Fax. (+267) 2610287

 

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