SARACCA Members would be required to registered with SAQCC Gas. Below is a guide to that registration:
The Department of Employment and Labour published the “Pressure Equipment Regulations” in the Government gazette in July 2009 and they came into force on 1st October 2009. These form part of the Occupational Health and Safety Act Number 85 of 1993. Revision 1 with guide notes was published in 2015 and Revision 2 was published in November 2017.
The Department of Employment and Labour has Mandated SAQCC Gas with the responsibility of registering and maintaining a database of “Authorised Persons” for handling and working with gases under pressure. SARACCA is an accredited member association of SAQCC Gas with the responsibility to review and process applications from persons in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry.
The Regulations define an Authorised Person as one who is registered with SAQCC Gas as being competent within the scope of work for refrigeration. In the refrigeration and air conditioning industry we have defined 3 basic categories within the scope of refrigeration work as defined in SANS 10147-2014 (Refrigerating systems including plants associated with air-conditioning systems).