There are various reasons why one must comply with safety rules and regulations, ranging from Labour guidelines to Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993, Safety at Sports and Recreational Events Act. No 2 of 2010 to City by-laws on health, waste, fire and disaster management, construction regulations 2014, building regulations, SANS 10366:2012 Ed 2.1 and associated regulations.
Where applicable, safety plans as set out have to be created or submitted in advance in order to be compliant.
An appointed safety officer will need to do a risk assessment, ensure it is compliant and then be present to implement all regulations in that plan.
Certificates of compliance
A certificate of compliance is required for the following:
Electrical connections from generators or other installations
Gas cookers, heaters or food trucks
Structural builds, overhead equipment and staging
Fire retardant certificates for draping
Certificates of Acceptability
Any person who wishes to sell or distribute perishable food stuffs will need to be in possession of a valid food vendor COA.
This will need to be displayed visibly and the rules and regulations set out by the Environmental Health Department will need to be followed.