Up-to-date Safety News

Breaking News



Grayston drive pedestrian and cyclist structural bridge collapse inquiry to resume

 

The next sitting of the M1/Grayston Drive Pedestrian and cyclist structural bridge collapse inquiry is expected to start on Thursday (07 July 2016) with testimony from construction firm, Murray & Roberts.

 

The upcoming sitting of the Inquiry is expected to continue for seven successive days until 15 July 2016, except on weekends. 

 

The Section 32 Inquiry was set up by the Department of Labour after the collapse of the temporary bridge structure at the M1 Grayston Drive Pedestrian bridge. The collapse of the bridge structure to link Sandton and Alexandra led to the deaths of two people and injury to 19 others. The Inquiry in terms of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) will investigate instances of negligence.

 

The Commission's mandate will focus on: the responsibility of the principal constructor in terms of the construction regulations, the responsibility of the client, the responsibility of the agent on behalf of the client in terms of the same regulations, supplier of the materials and design(er).

 

The M1/Grayston Drive Pedestrian and cyclist structural bridge collapse inquiry is presided over by Lennie Samuel.

 

Some of the interested role players/witnesses that are expected to testify during the Inquiry include engineers, construction firm Murray & Roberts, the City of Johannesburg, the Johannesburg Development Agency, Royal HaskoningDHV, Formscaff, Engineering Council of South Africa, and the National Union of Mineworkers.

 

The Inquiry will be held as follows:

Venue: Department of Labour offices (Labour Centre) at Concillium Building, Nana Sita (formerly Skinner Steet) and Thabo Sehume (Andries Street) in Pretoria/Tshwane.

Time: 10:00am

Date: 07-15 July 2016

Public parking is available at Nana Sita between Paul Kruger and Thabo Sehume Streets, and at Francis Baard Street (formerly Schoeman) between Paul Kruger and Thabo Sehume.

 

N.B: Media wishing to attend the Inquiry can seek accreditation with Mishack Magakwe, Department of Labour Provincial Communication Officer (Gauteng Province) at 082 908 1828 or  

 

Issued by: Mokgadi Pela

Director: Media Liaison 

Courses and Workshops

 

                                         

 
 

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Course

27 June 2019

Southern Sun: Elangeni:Durban

04 July 2019

Protea Hotel By Marriott Tyger Valley: Cape Town

15 August 2019

Emperors Palace: Convention Centre

Employment Equity Committee Training

28 June 2019

Emperors Palace: Convention Centre

Basic Labour Relations

05 July 2019

Emperors Palace: Convention Centre

Managing Day to Day Issues/ Problem Employees Full day workshop

18 July 2019

Emperors Palace: Convention Centre

26 July 2019

Protea Hotel By Marriott Tyger Valley: Cape Town

Trade unions in the workplace

19 July 2019

Emperors Palace: Convention Centre

Health and Safety Representative Course

24 July 2019

Emperors Palace: Convention Centre

01 August 2019

Protea Hotel By Marriott Tyger Valley: Cape Town

The OHS Act and the Responsibilities of Management

25 July 2019

Emperors Palace: Convention Centre

02 August 2019

Protea Hotel By Marriott Tyger Valley: Cape Town

Workshop Chairing Disciplinary Hearings

31 July 2019 & 01 August 2019

Emperors Palace: Convention Centre

Workplace Discipline and Dismissal

16 August 2019

Emperors Palace: Convention Centre

 

 

 

 

 Our Clients