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Exemption notice - Construction Work Permit

Thursday, 02 August 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Ernest Roper
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In our Monday e-bulletin, our members were reminded that Phase 3 of the Construction Regulations 2014 implementation phases, related to the application of a Work Permit, that would come into effect on 7 August 2018. Since this notice, the Chef Inspector of the Department of Labour issued an official exemption notice regarding the Construction Work Permit, repleading the notice of July 2015, and making this exemption applicable from the 26th of July 2018. 

To find the notice click here:

Guidance in understanding CWP notice:

Either condition 1 or 2 or both have to be applicable in order to request a Construction Work Permit to be issued.

Condition 1

Condition 1 is applicable if the if the project will be 365 days (one year) or above will involve more than 3600-person days or above of construction work, both the period and person must be indicated or above in order for condition 1 to be applicable.

Example 1:

A project can be 365 days with 2 person and the person days will be 365x2=730, condition 1 will therefore no be applicable because the person days is less than 3600.

Example 2:

A project can be 365 days with 50 persons and the person days will be 100x50 = 5000-person days, condition 1 will therefore not be applicable because the project is less than 365 days. 


1-person day = work done by 1 person in 1 day, therefore 100 persons working 10 day= 1000 person days.

Condition 2

Condition 2 is dependent on the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) grading, which are as follows at the time of publication.

  • Grade 7 = R 40 000 000
  • Grade 8 = R 130 000 000
  • Grade 9 = No limit.

Neil Enslin | Health and Safety Manager 


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